gaye boralıoğlu


Gaye Boralıoğlu was born in Istanbul in 1963. She studied Systematic Philosophy and Logics at the Faculty of Arts and Letters of the Istanbul University, and completed her MA at the same department. She took various jobs as a journalist, copywriter and scriptwriter. She wrote numerous film and TV series scenarios, including director Atıf Yılmaz’s After the Fall (Eylül Fırtınası). Her short story Mi Hatice was adapted to a short film and screened at various festivals. Her first story book Hepsi Hikâye (All Story, 2001) was followed by Meçhul (Unbeknown, İletişim, 2004) novel; Aksak Ritim (Syncopated Rhythm, İletişim, 2009), novel; İçimdeki Ses (Sound Within Me, İletişim, 2013), novel; Mübarek Kadınlar (Holy Women, İletişim, 2014), story; Dünyadan Aşağı (Down From the Earth, İletişim, 2018), novel; Haysiyet (Dignity, Kıraathane, 2019), with Ümit Kıvanç, conversations; and Alâmetler Kitabı (The Book of Omens, İletişim, 2021), story. Her stories and books were translated into various languages, mainly into German and Arabic. Aksak Ritim was awarded with Notre Dame de Sion Literary Prize; Mübarek Kadınlar was awarded with Yunus Nadi Story Prize, and Dünyadan Aşağı was awarded with 2019 Duygu Asena Novel Prize.