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Sevin Okyay
Biographical information
Born

1942
Istanbul, Turkey

Nationality

Turkish

Gender

Female

Occupation
  • Translator
  • Author

Sevin Okyay is a Turkish author and translator. She translated the Harry Potter books written by J. K. Rowling into Turkish. She has also been a literary critic, journalist, regular columnist, radio host and a teacher.

Personal life

She graduated from the Arnavutköy American Girl's (High) School. In her youth she had the honour of working with the first formally educated female photographer in Turkey, Yildiz Moran. She has been working as a translator since 1963, and as a journalist since 1976. She has a son, Kutlukhan Kutlu, who is following in her footsteps and helped her translate the Harry Potter series. She named her two twin cats after the Weasley twins (Fred and George.

Selected bibliography

  • Ilk Romanim (My First Novel) novel, 1996
  • 120 Filmde Seyriâlem (A Cinema Tour in 120 Films) selected movie critiques, 1996
  • Çiçek Dürbünü (Kaleidoscope) collected essays, 1998

Harry Potter translation works

Harry Potter ve Sirlar Odasi, YKY 2001, ISBN 9750802950

Harry Potter ve Azkaban Tutsagi, with K. Kutlu, YKY 2001, ISBN 975-08-0311-6

Harry Potter ve Ates Kadehi, with K. Kutlu, YKY 2001, ISBN 975-08-0331-0

Fantastik Canavlar Nelerdir, Nerelerde Bulunurlar?, with Gül Sarioglu, YKY 2002, ISBN 975-08-0413-9

Harry Potter ve Zümrüdüanka Yoldasligi, with K. Kutlu, YKY 2003, ISBN 975-08-0645-X

Harry Potter ve Melez Prens, with K. Kutlu, YKY 2005, ISBN 975-08-0995-5

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