Yahya Akengin is an author who appeared writing poems in the revue “Hisar”. Apart from writing poetry Akengin also writes prose. He has published about 30 books.  He is the winner of fifteen awards, among which: The Ataturk High Institution for Work of Art; Special award by the Turkish National Foundation; Winner of this year’s award for best Turkish novel, and twice he has been awarded by the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Turkey for his contribution to drama. He is an honorary doctor at the Azerbaijan and Asia University, and a member of the Writers’ Union of Azerbaijan. He was a counselor at the Ministry of Culture of Turkey. Currently he is the president of the Writers’ Union of Turkey – Turksaf. His work has been translated and published outside of Turkey in English, Azerbaijani, Albanian, Macedonian and other languages.