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|Born||August 26, 1941|
|Alma mater||American College for Girls|
|Genre||Short story writer, screenwriter, novelist|
Kulin was born in Istanbul in 1941. Her father, Muhittin Kulin, of Bosniak origin, was one of the first civil engineers in Istanbul who founded the State Hydraulic Works (DS?); he was soon appointed first director of this institution. Her mother Sitare Han?m, a Circassian, was the granddaughter of one of the Ottoman economy ministers.
Kulin graduated from the American College for Girls in Arnavutköy, Istanbul. She released a collection of short stories titled Güne?e Dön Yüzünü in 1984. A short story from this called Gülizar was made into a film titled K?r?k Bebek in 1986, for which she won a screenplay award from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Kulin worked as a screenwriter, cinematographer and producer for many films, television series and advertisements. In 1986, she won the "Best Cinematographer Award" from the Theatre Writers Association for her work in the television series Aya?l? ve Kirac?lar?.
In 1996, she wrote a biography of Münir Nurettin Selçuk titled Bir Tatl? Huzur. With a short story called Foto Sabah Resimleri she won the "Haldun Taner Short Story Award" the same year, and the "Sait Faik Short Story Award" the next year. In 1997, she was honored as the "Writer of the Year" by the ?stanbul Communication Faculty for her biographical novel Ad? Aylin, She won the same award the next year for her short story Geni? Zamanlar. In November 1999, she wrote a novel called Sevdalinka about the Bosnian War and in 2000, a biographical novel called Füreyya. In June 2001, she put out a novel titled Köprü about drama in Turkey's eastern provinces and how they shaped the republic's early history.
She has been married twice, her latest novels Hayat and Hüzün describe her life with her spouses, Mehmet Sarper and Eren Kemahli. Both ended in divorce but she bore four sons from the marriages.
Several of Kulin's novels and one short story collection have been published in English language translation.
Photo "Sabah" Pictures (Turkish title: Foto Sabah Resimleri) is a 1998 collection of three inter-connected short stories, which was awarded the 1998 Haldun Taner Short Story Award, the 1999 Sait Faik Story Prize, and was republished in 2004 by Epsilon Yay?nevi in English language translation by Martina Keskintepe.