Adalet AGAOGLU Biography

Turkish dramatist, novelist and short-story writer. Name variations: ‘Adalet Agoglu. Born 1929 in Ankara Province, Turkey; graduated from French Department at University of Ankara.

During her tenure as director of the Ankara Radio Theatre, wrote her best-known play, Yasamak, which was broadcast originally in Turkey (1955), and subsequently in France and Germany; writings include To Lie Down (1973), The Delicate Rose of My Mind (1976), The Wedding Night (1979), The End of Summer (1980), A Few People (1984), No… (1987), The High Voltage (1974), The First Sound of Silence (1978), Come On Let’s Go (1982), A Chill in the Soul (1991), and A Romantic Viennese Summer (1993); also published plays, essays, and translations of Sartre, Brecht, and Anouilh. Won Turkish Language Society drama award (1974), Sedat Simawi prize (1979), Sait Faik Short Story award (1975), and Is Bankasi Grand Award for theater (1992).