Short biography

Dilek Mayatürk-Yücel © Barış Özoğul
Dilek Mayatürk-Yücel © Barış Özoğul

Dilek Mayatürk-Yücel


Juli, August, September 2024

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur des Landes Brandenburg

Dilek Mayatürk was born in Istanbul in 1986 and continued her sociology studies at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt in Austria. She has worked as a documentary film producer and author for various media. Her poetry collection "Cesaret Koleksiyonu" (Yeniinsan Verlag) was published in 2014, "Brache" (Hanser Berlin) in 2020 and "Bir Daha Yok Çiçeği" (Klaros Verlag) in 2021.

Dilek Mayatürk's bilingual literary work has been honoured with literary fellowships from institutions such as the Berlin Senate of Culture, the Cultural Foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf, Künstlerhaus Edenkoben, Kulturakademie Tarabya and Stiftung Preußische Seehandlung. She also received the Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı Honourable Mention (2010), the Gürhan Uçkan Poetry Award (2015) and third place in the Kemal Özer Poetry Awards (2021).

She thinks, writes and translates poetry in two languages. Mayatürk also performs with the multidisciplinary composer Amen Feizabadi in a sophisticated duo performance in which words and sounds enter into a dialogue with each other. She lives in Berlin.