Yeşim Saygın

She was born in Bursa and spent her childhood in this charming, green city. She studied veterinary medicine in İstanbul University, and continued with her doctoral studies in Marmara University, Faculty of Pharmacy. Her poems and articles were published in magazines such as Varlık, Milliyet Sanat, Cumhuriyet Kitap and Hürriyet Gösteri. In 1996, she received Yaşar Nabi Nayır Remarkable Poetry Award. Her first children’s novel Children of the Haunted Lake (Hayaletli Gölün Çocukları, 2007) was followed by The Harmonica Player (Mızıkacı, 2005). House by the Swamp (Bataklığın Kıyısındaki Ev, 2007) received IBBY Turkey Jury Special Award for Children’s Book of the year 2007. After The Owl Oath (Baykuş Yemini, 2012), her latest children’s novel The Diary Codes (Günlükte Saklı Sırlar, 2021) is now meeting with her readers. Saygın lives in Bodrum with her husband and she has one daughter.

All Books By This Author


Günlükte Saklı Sırlar

Yeşim Saygın
28th edition

Hayaletli Gölün Çocukları

Children of the Haunted Lake
Yeşim Saygın
8th edition


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43rd edition

Bataklığın Kıyısındaki Ev

House By the Swamp
Yeşim Saygın
7th edition

Baykuş Yemini

The Owl Oath
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