Sibel K. Türker was born in 1968 in Ankara, and graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Law. She attended seminars for creative writing organized by UM:AG, Uğur Mumcu Investigative Journalism Foundation. Her early stories were published in various magazines such as Hayalet Gemi and Adam Öykü. She wrote essays in Radikal İki. Her first book, a collection of short stories entitled KalpYazan, was published by Doğan Yayınları in 2003. This was followed by a second collection, Öykü Sersemi, in 2005, for which Türker received Cumhuriyet Newspaper’s Yunus Nadi Short Story Award, and then the novel Şair Öldü (The Poet’s Dead) in 2006. Her short story collection Ağula, received the 2006 Milliyet Haldun Taner Short Story Award. Her latest novel is Meryem’in Biricik Hayatı (Meryem’s One and Only Life ), published by Doğan Yayınları in 2008, while her first, Şair Öldü, was recently published in German translation (Jungfernhaut, Orlanda Verlag: 2009. Transl. Constanze Letsch). In 2010, Türker published Benim Bütün Günahlarım (All My Sins) and in 2012 her latest book Hayatı Sevme Sanatı (The Art of Life Joy) was published by Can Yayınları. Married, with one child, Türker resides in Ankara.