Famous Turkish Novelists

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 1 Orhan Pamuk

Orhan Pamuk.
Birthdate: June 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey

Orhan Pamuk is a Turkish novelist, screenwriter, and academic. He is the recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature. One of the best-known writers from Turkey, he has sold over 13 million books in 63 languages. He began writing in the 1970s and is the author of several novels and non-fiction works in both English and Turkish. 

 2 Lucian

Famous As: Satirist
Birthdate: 0125 AD
Birthplace: Samsat, Turkey
Died: 0180 AD
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 3 Ammianus Marcellinus

Ammianus Marcellinus.
Famous As: Soldier,historian
Birthdate: 0330 AD
Birthplace: Antioch
Died: 0400 AD

 4 Ahmet Tevfik Pasha

Ahmet Tevfik Pasha.
Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: February 11, 1845
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: October 8, 1936

 5 Yılmaz Güney

Yılmaz Güney.
Famous As: Director, Screenwriter
Birthdate: April 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yenice, Karataş, Turkey
Died: September 9, 1984

 6 Aziz Nesin

Aziz Nesin
Famous As: Poet, Writer, Novelist, Children's writer, Journalist, Author
Birthdate: December 20, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Heybeliada
Died: July 6, 1995

 7 Sabahattin Ali

Sabahattin Ali
Famous As: Novelist, Journalist
Birthdate: February 25, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ardino, Bulgaria
Died: April 2, 1948
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 8 Yaşar Kemal

Yaşar Kemal
Famous As: Screenwriter, Novelist, Writer, Journalist
Birthdate: October 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gökçedam
Died: February 28, 2015

 9 Halide Edib Adıvar

Halide Edib Adıvar
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 11, 1884
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Died: January 9, 1964

 10 Reșat Nuri Güntekin

Reșat Nuri Güntekin
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: November 25, 1889
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: December 7, 1956

 11 Oğuz Atay

Oğuz Atay
Famous As: Civil engineer, Engineer, Writer, Playwright, University teacher
Birthdate: October 12, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: İnebolu
Died: December 13, 1977

 12 Ayşe Kulin

Ayşe Kulin
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 26, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey

 13 Zülfü Livaneli

Zülfü Livaneli
Famous As: Singer, Writer
Birthdate: June 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ilgin, Konya, Turkey

 14 Omer Seyfeddin

Omer Seyfeddin
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 11, 1884
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gohen, Turkey
Died: March 6, 1920

 15 Halit Ziya Uşaklıgil

Halit Ziya Uşaklıgil
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 1866 AD
Birthplace: İstanbul, Turkey
Died: March 27, 1945

 16 Recaizade Mahmud Ekrem

Recaizade Mahmud Ekrem
Famous As: Civil Servant
Birthdate: March 1, 1847
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: İstanbul, Turkey
Died: January 31, 1914

 17 Hüseyin Rahmi Gürpınar

Hüseyin Rahmi Gürpınar
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 17, 1864
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Died: March 8, 1944