Nurduran Duman

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Nurduran Duman (born Çan-Çanakkale, 23 October 1974) is a Turkish poet, writer, essayist, translator.


She wrote her first poem when she was 8 years old. When she was 9, she promised herself she would become a writer in the future. She liked poetry, and so settled on becoming a poet.

Because of her passion for the ocean, she attended Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering and graduated as an Ocean Engineer and a Naval Architect.

She is a member of International PEN. Her poems, translations (poems and stories), poetic articles, book reviews and interviews with foreign writers have been published in various magazines such as Cumhuriyet Kitap, Varlık, Yasakmeyve, Eşik Cini, and Edebiyat ve Eleştiri. She worked on translating the poems of Anne Sexton, Sara Teasdale, Edna St. Vincent Millay and the stories of Mary Woronow, Eileen Gunn, Monica Arac de Nyeko, Anna Tambour, Karen Joy Fowler.[1]

She lives in Istanbul.[2]


  • Cemal Süreya Poetry Awards for Yenilgi Oyunu

Literary works[edit]


  • The Defeat Game - Yenilgi Oyunu (Poetry)
  • Exchanging Glances With Istanbul - Istanbul'la Bakışmak, Salacak (Narrative)
  • Mi Bemol (Poetry)

Book Translations[edit]

Other works[edit]

  • She has held various positions in the theatre (actress, director, electrician) for years.
  • She was the producer and presenter of the radio programme "Yazın Küresi", and its television equivalent.


This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Turkish Wikipedia.