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Born 1964 in Adapazarı, Ayfer Tunç was first published whilst still an undergraduate at Istanbul University School of Political Sciences. In 1989 she won the Cumhuriyet’s prestigious Yunus Nadi Short Story Award. After serving as editor-in-chief at Yapı Kredi Publishing between 1999 and 2004, she turned to writing full time. In addition to her work on TV scripts, Tunç has written several novels and short story collections, many of which have been published in other languages. The Aziz Bey Incident, a collection of short stories, was published by Istros in 2013.