Bejan Matur was born in the ancient Hittite city of Maraş, in 1968. She is a pioneering figure in contemporary poetry. Her poems were translated into 36 different languages, and granted with numerous awards. She was hosted at countless conferences and festivals in many countries. She wrote articles and essays, and published 11 books, 9 of which is poetry.
Her music accompanied poetry was presented to a wide audience at prestigious stages like Royal Opera House, King Place London, Ubud (Bali) and the Princeton University. In 2012, her book How Abraham Abandoned Me (Arc, 2012) became the ‘Recommended Translation for Spring 2012’ by the Poetry Book Society founded by T.S. Eliot.
Bejan Matur is a graduate of the Ankara University Faculty of Law, and currently lives between London and Istanbul.