Nalan Barbarasoğlu (b. 1961)
Short story writer. She was born in Adapazarı, in 1961. She graduated from the Department of Philosophy at Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters. Barbarasoğlu associates her writing career with her passion for reading, which has had an important role in her life since her childhood. Her first writings are published in the journal, Yazko. She began writing stories in the 1980s. Her first story collection Ne Kadar da Güzeldir Gitmek was published in 1996. Her stories, interviews conducted with her and those she conducted with others were published in various journals such as Nar, Hece, Varlık, Adam Öykü and in the newspaper, Radikal. She worked as the chief-editor of the journal Eşik Cini for a while. Some of her stories are included in anthologies. Her works draw attention to themes such as the ability to be one’s self and self-quests of the characters interacting with their pasts. In his analysis, Necdet Tosun indicates that these themes have been formalistically expressed through melancholy.
The author was included in the anthology prepared in Bulgarian with the support of TEDA, along with writers such as Hatice Meryem and Sema Kaygusuz. Again through the TEDA Project, Gümüş Gece was translated into German. She presented a radio programme on Open Radio with Müge İplikçi and Ümmü Kartal. She has been attending many literary events as a guest both at home and abroad. She also acted as a jury member on selection committees of literature awards. She is a member of PEN Turkey.
Ne Kadar da Güzeldir Gitmek (1996)
Her Ses Bir Ezgi (2001)
Gece Öyküleri 10 Yazar 10 Öykü (2002, Ed. İlknur Özdemir)
Yol Öyküleri (2003, Yay. Haz. Adnan Binyazar )
“Kostümlü Hayalet,” Kolektif Suçlu Öyküler (2003, Ed. Halil Gökhan)
Gümüş Gece (2004)
Selim Seval: Upuzun Bir Düş (2005)
Contemporary Turkish Women Tales ( Bulgarian, 2008)
Yol Işıkları (2009)
“Kalp Ağrısı,” Kadın Öykülerinde Doğu (2011, Pub. Haz. Hande Öğüt)
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Baran, Ethem. “Hayatı Katlanılır Kılmanın Yolları.” Zaman Kitap. No 48.
Barbarosoğlu, Nalan. “Ne Yazıyor?” Zaman Kitap. No 33.
Çelik, Behçet. “Karanlığın İçindeki Işık.” Radikal Kitap. 11 December 2009.
Everest Publishing Website – <http://www.everestyayinlari.com/tr/yazar.asp?id=209>
Hızlan, Doğan. “Doğuyu Kadın Öykücülerden Öğrenin.” Hürriyet. 3 June 2011.
İbrahimoğlu, Maaz ve Hüseyin Güneş. Interview. Okudum Yazdım Website.
Saka, Hatice. Interview. “Yol Işıkları.” Yeni Şafak Kitap Eki. 13 January 2010. Tosun, Necip. “Şiirsel Melankoli: Nalan Barbarosoğlu Öyküleri.” Kitap-lık. No 137, April 2010.
Uluşahin, Aslı. Söyleşi. “Dünya Bir Şefkat Yuvası Değil.” Remzi Publishing House Website. <http://www.remzi.com.tr/kitapGazetesi.asp?id=3&kayitID=0&ay=1&yil=2010&bolum=3&sayfaNo=2>
Yılmaz, Oylum. “Edebiyatın Işığı Üzerimizde Olsun.” Sabit Fikir Kitap Eki. 4 Janury 2010.