Saba Kırer

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Saba Kırer

Saba Kırer is a short story writer and a literary critic. Since 2004, she has been publishing her reviews and essays in the publications Hürriyet Gösteri Sanat, Cumhuriyet Kitap, Kitap-lık, Geceyazısı, Radikal Kitap, Düzyazı Defteri, Yom Sanat, Kum Sanat and İmge Öykü. She focuses on issues of migration in some of her works. In 2008, her first novel Jako was published. She published a collection of her essays in June 2010, titled Ayna Kırılmış Baksana. In this work, which has three parts titled "Inner Journey," "Outer Journey" and "Our Childhood," she examines the works of writers such as Hasan Ali Toptaş, Bilge Karasu, Metin Kaçan, Vüsat O. Bener, Ömer Seyfettin, Haldun Taner, Nursel Duruel, Füruzan, Sevgi Soysal and Özen Yula. In 2011, she published a book, "Nurdan Gürbilek – Devasa Vitrin" in the honour of Nurdan Gürbilek. She put together a study on the themes of death and women in Sadık Hidayet’s works, titled "Yazarın Gölgesi - Sadık Hidayet: Ölüm, Kadın Ve Kör Baykuşun Yeniden Yazılışı," with Rıza Beraheni and Haşim Hüsrevşahi in 2011. In the same year, she contributed to the book, "Daughters and Fathers," edited by Yavuz Demir and Alper Kanca. This work consisted of the essays of women writers on their fathers.

Kırer currently lives in Adana. She works on the editorial board of the journal, Dünyanın Öyküsü. She is a member of the international PEN.

Works

  • Jako (2008)
  • Ayna Kırılmış Baksana (2010)
  • Nurdan Gürbilek: Devasa Vitrin (2011)
  • Yazarın Gölgesi – Sadık Hidayet: Ölüm, Kadın ve Kör Baykuşun Yeniden Yazılışı (with Rıza Beraheni and Haşim Hüsrevşahi, 2011)
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