Süreyyya Evren

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Süreyyya Evren
Born 19 May 1972 (1972-05-19) (age 45)
Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality Turkish

Süreyyya Evren (born Süreyya Evren Türkeli on 19 May 1972) is a writer working on literature, contemporary art, and radical politics focusing on Turkish post-structuralist anarchism (postanarchism).[1] His real name is Süreyya Evren Türkeli. He eliminated his surname and added the third “y” in “Süreyyya” to create a pen name.[citation needed] Third “y” comes from the lost letter of Cemal Süreya's surname.

Evren publishes a cultural magazine on post-structuralism called Blackish (Siyahî) in Turkey, which can be found online. His writings have also been published in anarchist periodicals The New Formulation in New York City, Anarchist Studies in the UK and Refractions in France. Literary works include several novels, story books and critical essays. He is writing a column in the daily Turkish newspaper Birgün.

He graduated from Nişantaşı Anatolian High School and then dropped out of Mimar Sinan University, where he had been studying of architecture. He has worked as an editor, redactor and translator at publishing houses and stood as a member of editorial boards on various magazines. His first story "Susmana Gerek Var ve Oturmana" ("You Need to Shut Up and Sit Down") was published in Varlık in 1991. In the following years his stories, poems and articles were published in the reviews Varlık, Sombahar, Şizofrengi, Evrensel Kültür, İnsancıl and Öküz.

In 1991 he won the Short Story Achievement Award in the Varlık Review’s 1000th Issue Youth Awards.[citation needed]



  • Postmodern Bir Kız Sevdim (I Loved A Postmodern Girl, 1993)
  • Yaşayıp Ölmek Aşk ve Avarelik Üzerine Kısa Bir Roman (A Short Novel on Living and Dying, Love and Idleness, 1994)
  • Ur Lokantası (Tumor Restaurant, 1999).

Short stories[edit]

  • Zaman Zeman Öyküleri (Stories of Time, 1995)
  • Hepimiz Gogol'un Palto'sundan Çıktık (We All Came out of Gogol’s Overcoat, 2001)
  • Buruşuk Arzular (Crumpled Desires, 2004).


  • Genç Şairler ve Yazarlar Kitabı (The Book of Young Poets and Writers, 1995).
  • "Bağbozumları-Kültür, Politika ve Gündelik Hayat Üzerine" ("Vintages, Culture, Politics and Daily Life", with Rahmi G. Öğdül, 2002).

In addition, he has translated from English.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Alpine Anarchist Meets Süreyyya Evren". The Anarchist Library. 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2016. 

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