Kemal Tahir

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Birthday
13, 1910
Birthplace
Turkey
Death Date
Apr 21, 1973 (63)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
13, 1910
Birthplace
Turkey
Death Date
Apr 21, 1973 (63)

About

The author of such significant, historically-themed Turkish novels of the 1950s and '60s as Devlet Ana and Esir Sehrin Insanlari, he also published pulp fiction works under a variety of pen names.

Before Fame

After dropping out of high school, he began his journalism career with the Istanbul-based newspapers Son Posta and Vakit, Haber.

Trivia

A political activist as well as a writer, he was imprisoned for twelve years on charges of sedition.

Family Life

His first marriage, to Fatma Irfan, began in 1937. Following his release from prison, he married Semiha Sidika.

Associated With

In the late 1930s, he and fellow Turkish author Nazim Hikmet were both charged with sedition.