Biography of the
brilliant storyteller
Stories and Novels
Novels for 9-14 yo
Stories for 7-9 yo
Illstd. Books for 6-9
Journey Books
Books She Translated
Published Abroad
Full Basic List (PDF)
Some important facts
about Gulten Dayioglu


THE DELIVERY: 1964 -1965 Yunus Nadi Short Story Award (2nd place winner)

STORK IN THE SNOW: 1974 – 1975 Arkin Children’s Literature Short Story Award

MRS. PRETTY:1974 -1975 Arkin Children’s Literature Fairytale Award.

IF ONLY THE WORLD BELONGED TO CHILDREN: 1984 This book was selected among the 3000 books “inaugurating hope for future in the young” by German Publisher’s Guild (1984 – George Orwell Honorary Year).

BRIDE ROSE: 1987 Koç Foundation of Turkish Family Health And Planning Short Story Award

TRIP TO THE FAR EAST: 1987 Children’s Literature Award by Turkish Ministry Of Culture And Tourism

MYSTERY OF MOUNT PARBAT : 1989 Children’s Literature Award by Izmir Municipality

MYSTERY OF MOUNT PARBAT : 1990 Altin Kitaplar Publishing House Award

MYSTERY OF MOUNT PARBAT : 1991 Children’s Literature Award by Children’s Foundation


April 23, 1988 – Guest of Honor as Children’s Literature Author, in 10th International Children’s Day and honored with two awards presented by the Turkish Radio Television and by the Prime Minister of Turkey.

1994 – Turkish Ministry of Culture opened a library named after Gulten Dayioglu.

November13, 1995 - Awarded with the Honorary Membership to Kutahya Journalists association and was presented an honorary Press Card. At the same day her name was given to the one of the main roads in her home town, Emet, Kutahya.

November 1995 - Awarded for the series of illustrated children’s books (co-project with prominent illustrator Nazan Erkmen) at Eflatun Cem Guney Children’s Literature Contest held by Turkish Ministry of Culture.

September 12-18, 1996 - Awarded by the 13th CEBIT Convention for her contributions to the sector. She was also granted life time Internet access and an Internet Site was created for her and her works by PrizmaNet.

1998 – Named among the “75 successful Turkish Women” in a survey study realized by Mimoza (a magazine by Sabah Newspaper and Publishing Group) for the 75th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey, based on achievements in profession and contributions paid to the progress of modern Turkey.

March 1999 – Received an award for her “contributions to literature” at the 73rd. Anniversary of the foundation of Kutahya Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

1999- 2000 - Elected to represent Turkey at the International Andersen children’s Literature Contest.

11 November 2000 - Received an Honorary Award from Turkish Author’s Association at a ceremony held during TUYAP Book Fair.

23 April 2001 – Received the award for “Lifetime Contribution to Children’s Literature” by the Children’s Literature Arts Society.
Same year 30th anniversary of her first novel “Fadis” was celebrated by various literature events and projects. A symposium was held by University of Ankara Department of Education, followed by a national conference spread to two days organized in Eskisehir by University of Osmangazi and a panel held at Istanbul, at University of Marmara Department of Education. All research papers and studies presented at these conferences were gathered into a book by University of Ankara and University of Osmangazi.

November 12, 2002 - The children’s hospital in the city of Kutahya was named after Gulten Dayioglu, honoring the author’s work as the special consultant at the Turkish Ministry of Culture Children’s Literature Publishing Council between 1999 -2002.

2003 - Her fortieth year in literature was celebrated by a number of TV programs and newspaper/magazine articles. Within the framework of these celebrations, Yapi Kredi Publishing House held a conference on children’s Literature.

Her awarded works
and other awards
Her secret recipe for
successful writing
Combination of
experience and love

for the publishers

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