Fürüzan (1935–)

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Fürüzan (1935–)

Turkish novelist and short-story writer. Name variations: Furuzan Selcuk. Born Fürüzan Yerdelen, Oct 29, 1935, in Istanbul, Turkey; m. Turhan Selçuk (cartoonist), 1958 (div.); children: 1.

Received no formal education after elementary school; visited West Germany to write about conditions of Turkish workers (1977); writings, which generally concern the socially alienated, include Parasiz Yatili (1971), Kusatma (1972), 47 'liler (1975), Benim Senemalarim (1973), Gecenin Oteki Yuzu (1982), Gul Mevsimidir (1985), and Berlin'in Nar Cicegi (1988). Won the Sait Faik short-story prize and Turkish Language Society Prize (1975).