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Hikmet Temel Akarsu

Turkish novelist
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Occupation Writer Playwright Children's writer
Country Turkey
Date of birth Gümüşhane, Gümüşhane Province, Turkey
Education Istanbul Technical University
Authority Library of congress id ISNI id VIAF id
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Biography

Hikmet Temel Akarsu (born 1960 in Gümüşhane, Turkey) is a Turkish novelist, short-story writer, satirist and playwright.

He moved to Istanbul with his family at the age of nine. After graduating from Istanbul Technical University with a degree in architecture, he devoted himself to writing. Including essays, articles, critiques, plays and scenarios, he produced literal work in all fields. Besides his novel series, his satirical prose and critical essays found much acclaim in the society.

His novel series, Kayıp Kuşak ("Lost Generation"), İstanbul Dörtlüsü ("Istanbul Quartet") and Ölümsüz Antikite ("Everlasting Antiquity") have all been printed by several publishers.

His essays appeared in literature magazines such as Varlık, Gösteri, Radikal Kitap, Cumhuriyet Kitap, Notos, Sıcak Nal, Roman Kahramanları and Yasak Meyve. He wrote columns in newspapers for a certain period of time. His short stories were printed by İnkılap Yayınları under the title Babalar ve Kızları ("Fathers and Their Daughters") in 2005.

His radio play, Çalınan Tez (Stolen Thesis) received an award from the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT). Furthermore, he ventured into juvenile fiction with his Güzelçamlı'nın Kayıp Panteri (Güzelçamlı’s Lost Panther) which was published in 2006 by Can Yayınları. His radio play “Taşhan” was aired on TRT 1 between July 14–22, 2006. Antalya State Theater started to stage his adapted play from Ömer Seyfettin; Asilzadeler (Noblemen) in the 2008–2009 season.

He is a member of the Pen Club, the Turkish Writers Syndicate and the Turkish Chamber of Architecture.

Selected works

Aleladelik Çağı "The Age of the Ordinary" Lost Generation 1 İnkılap Yayınları 1989
Çaresiz Zamanlar "Desperate Times" Lost Generation 2 İnkılap Yayınları 1992
Yeniklerin Aşkı "Love of The Defeated" Lost Generation 3 İnkılap Yayınları 1991
Sevgili Superi "Dear Superi" Lost Generation 4 İnkılap Yayınları 1988
Kaybedenlerin Öyküsü "Losers' Tale" Istanbul Quartet 1 İnkılap Yayınları 1998
İngiliz "The Englishman" Istanbul Quartet 2 İnkılap Yayınları 1999
Küçük Şeytan "Little Devil" Istanbul Quartet 3 İnkılap Yayınları 1999
Medya "Media" Istanbul Quartet 4 İnkılap Yayınları 2000
Aseksüel Koloni ya da Antiope "Asexual Colony or Antiope" Everlasting Antiquity Telos 2002
Siber Tragedya ya da İphigeneia "Cyber Tragedy or Iphigeneia" Everlasting Antiquity 2 Telos 2003
Casus Belli ya da Helena "Casus Belli or Helen" Everlasting Antiquity 3 Telos 2003
Babalar ve Kızları "Fathers and Their Daughters" Collection of Short Stories İnkılap Yayınları 2005
Dekadans Geceleri "Nights of Decadence" Collection of Short Stories Varlık Yayınları 2008
Özgürlerin Kaderi "Fate of the Free" Nefti Yayıncılık 2008
Nihilist - Reddedilenlerin Risaleleri "Nihilist - The Codices of the Rejected" Doğan Kitap 2010
Konstantinopolis Kapılarında "At the Gates of Constantinople" Doğan Kitap 2012
Şairlerin Barbar Sofraları ve (Diğer Öyküler) "Barbaric Banquets of Poets (and Other Stories)" Collection of Short Stories Doğan Kitap 2013
Symi'de Aşk "Love in Symi" Novella 1984 Yayınevi 2017

Children's Books

Güzelçamlı’nin Kayıp Panteri Güzelçamlı’s Lost Panther Collection of Short Stories Can Yayınları 2005
Çevreci Peri Green Fairy Green Fairytales:1 Çizmeli Kedi Yayınları 2010
İlham Perisi The Muse Green Fairytales:2 Çizmeli Kedi Yayınları 2011
Uzaylı Peri Extraterrestrial Fairy Green Fairytales:3 Çizmeli Kedi Yayınları 2011
Çevreci Dede: Yaklaşan Tehlike Environmentalist Grandpa: Imminent Danger Novel Doğan-Egmont Yayınları 2013
Sultan Peri Sultan Fairy Green Fairytales:4 Çizmeli Kedi Yayınları 2013
Şapşal Şirinler Olimpiyat Yolunda Silly Rascals on the Way to the Olympics Story Çizmeli Kedi Yayınları 2014
Çevreci Dede 2: Kış Oyunları Environmentalist Grandpa 2: Winter Games Novel Doğan-Egmont Yayınları 2014
Birleşmiş Melekler United Angels Story Çizmeli Kedi Yayınları 2016
Çevreci Dede 3: Çocuklar Dünyayı Kurtarabilir Environmentalist Grandpa 3: Children Can Save the World Novel Doğan-Egmont Yayınları 2016

Essays, Dissertations, Memoirs

  • Bağdat Caddesi - Bağdat Avenue, Heyamola (2010)
  • Selanik ve Kavala Bölgesindeki Osmanlı-Türk Mimari Mirası (Kültür Köprüleri 1) - Ottoman-Turkish Architectural Heritage in the Thessaloniki-Kavala Region (Cultural Bridges I) (with Nevnihal Erdoğan, Seda Kaplan, Meltem Ezel Çırpı) (KÜV - Kocaeli Üniversitesi Vakfı Yayınları) (2016)
  • Üsküp ve Ohri Bölgesindeki Osmanlı-Türk Mimari Mirası (Kültür Köprüleri 2) - Ottoman-Turkish Architectural Heritage in the Skopje-Ohrid Region (Cultural Bridges II) (with Nevnihal Erdoğan ve Belma Alik ) (KÜV - Kocaeli Üniversitesi Vakfı Yayınları) (2016)
  • Edebiyatta Mimarlık - Architecture in Literature (with Nevnihal Erdoğan) (YEM Yayın) (2016)

Plays

Yazar Ajanı Writer Agent Play State Theater
Asilzadeler Noblemen (Adaptation from Ömer Seyfettin) Play State Theater
Ekodekalog Ekodekalog Play State Theater
Osmanlı Sefiri Ottoman Ambassador Play State Theater
Çevreci Dede Environmentalist Grandpa Play State Theater
Çariçenin Fendi Czarina's Trickery Play State Theater
Malazgirt: Özgürlerin Kaderi Manzikert: Fate of the Free Play State Theater
Yurtdışı Sevdası Adoration for Abroad Play State Theater
Taşhan Taşhan Play State Theater
Tarihçiler (Telolojik Dörtlü 1) Historians (Theological Quartet:1) Tragedy State Theater
Vandallar (Teolojik Dörtlü 2) Vandals (Theological Quartet:2) Tragedy State Theater
Ruhbanlar (Teolojik Dörtlü 3) The Clergy (Theological Quartet:3) Tragedy State Theater
Müridler (Teolojik Dörtlü 4) Disciples (Theological Quartet:4) Tragedy State Theater
Yanarım Aşkın Oduna Düşüben I Burn Falling Into the Flames of Love Musical State Theater
Özgürlük Başka Yerde Freedom is Elsewhere Play State Theater

Radio Plays

Çalınan Tez, "Stolen Thesis", Radio Play, TRT

Taşhan, "Taşhan", Radio Play, TRT

Yurtdışı Sevdası, "Adoration for Abroad", Radio Play, TRT

Works in English

  • "Losers’ Tale" – Novel (Translated by Emre Karacaoğlu)(Original Name: "'Kaybedenler'in Öyküsü") (Amazon Kindle Book)
  • "Full Moon Party" – Short Story (Translated by Emre Karacaoğlu)(Original Name: "Dolunay Partisi") (Amazon Kindle Book)
  • "West End Girls" – Short Story (Translated by Emre Karacaoğlu)(Original Name: "West End Kızları") (Amazon Kindle Book)
  • "Cihangir At Dawn" – Short Story (Translated by Emre Karacaoğlu)(Original Name: "Şafak Vakti Cihangir") (Amazon Kindle Book)
  • "My Canticle" – Short Story (Translated by Emre Karacaoğlu)(Original Name: "Neşide’m") (Amazon Kindle Book)
  • "Fathers and Daughters" - Short Story (Translated by Emre Karacaoğlu)(Original Name: "Babalar ve Kızları") (Amazon Kindle Book)
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