Bülent Ata

​He was born in Çankırı. ​He studied chemistry, electronics and mathematics. His poems and stories were published in literary and children’s magazines. He was recognised with the original works published in children’s literature. He was awarded the Writers Union of Children’s Literature in 2011, in Turkey.
Bülent Ata, who is married and has two children, currently works in TRT institutions.


  Fatih Erdoğan

Fatih Erdoğan (Izmir, 23 April 1954) can best be described as a pioneer of children’s literature in
Turkey. He finished high school in Robert College and graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Department of Boğaziçi University.  In 1980, he founded Mavibulut Publishing
 House, which is the first publishing house in Turkey that focuses exclusively on children’s literature. The same year, his first book Pan ve Çiçeği (Pan and His Flower) received the Best Picture Book Award given by the Association of Librarians. Since then, he wrote 64 children’s books and illustrated many of them himself. Today he is one of the most popular children’s authors in Turkey and his books were sold over 800.000 copies.


Melike Günyüz

She graduated from the Turkish Language and Literature at Boğaziçi University in 1991. Between 1994 and 2012, she went from being an editor at Erdem Publications to becoming its editor-in-chief and later general manager. She still holds the position of editor-in-chief at the Sedir Publication Group. Her academic research is focused especially on publishing and children’s literature. She has published more than twenty story books for children. She created school books for Turkish lessons especially for primary school children, which are maintained as standard works in professional circles. Günyüz also gives seminars for parents and teachers in order to help in developing a reading culture for pre-school and primary school children.


Zeynep Sevde

Zeynep Sevde was born on 20 August 1983. She is a Turkish writer and publisher. She is best known for her popular humorous stories for children. Zeynep Sevde Paksu studied physics in Yildiz Technical University. Since 2001 she is working in the publishing sector as an editor, writer and manager. She has 15 children books published in Turkish. Her Super Diary series has been published in English, Arabic and Indonesian languages. She managed 7 different children magazines as an editor in chief until today. She owns an agency called Taze Kitap ( which produces children books and sells/buys rights for publishers. She is working in the field of children’s literature for 10 years and wrote many articles for newspapers/magazines.


Hakan Çekinkaya

Hakan Çetinkaya started his journey when he was nine years old, playing with darbuka.
In 2014, he started to work with the famous pianist Hakan Ali Toker. They gave many concerts together. They established a production company together in 2016, named H&H Music Production.
He continues his career as a musician and composer. He struggles to instill a love of music in children. He underlied that he devoted his life to children.