Prizes, Merits

1- Yunus Nadi Prize-1990 with her short story, “The Final Farewell Note”

Yayınlanmamış Öykü Dalında üçüncülük Ödülü

2- Deutsche Welle Prize-1997 with her short story “The Wooden Birds”

Deutsche Welle organized a literary competition every two years for  a different language each time. The sixth and the last was for Turkish. Twenty stories amongst 830 were chosen by the Turkish jury to be translated for the international jury. Aslı Erdoğan won the major prize with her story “The Wooden Birds”, which was published as a book in German “Holzvögel” and Turkish  ’Tahta Kuşlar’ by Deutsche Welle sponsoring.

3- Aslı Erdoğan was the youngest writer voted for “75 books of the 75 years of Republic”, with ‘The City in Crimson Cloak’, which was chosen among “the best novels of the last 25 years.” She was among the most successful female writers of 1996, the best writers of 97, again of 98, “99 people of 1999”,  nominated as “the writer of the next millenium” , and was chosen amongst the ten people ”who most influenced Turkish cultural scene in the last decade” in 2005.

4- “The BOOK of the YEAR” -2005 with her book “In the Silence of Life,” Dünya Press Awards.

5- Chosen amongst the “50 WRITERS of FUTURE” by French literary Magazine LIRE, May 2005.

6- Shortlisted for Balkanika Prize with ”The Miraculous Mandarin”, chosen amongst the seven books to represent the seven  languages spoken in the Balkans, lost the prize because the nomination was from the French edition while the original was published in 1996.

7- ‘The Miraculous Mandarin’ was chosen amongst the books of the year in Sweden in 2008

8- SAİT FAİK PRİZE  , 2010,the most prestigious literary prize for her latest book, ‘’TAŞ BİNA”

9- Shortlisted for the Balkanika Prize with ”The Stone Building”

10- ”Die Stadt mit der Roten Pelerine” received the best translation award fromTurkish in 2010                

11- Aslı Erdoğan’s short story, “The Captive”, was chosen by the French jury to be turned into a film script in French, a competition was held and the winning scenario is made into a film.

12- Chosen to deliver the “Main Speech“ in Lillehammer Literary Festival in2011“City Writer of Zurich“ in 2012

13- “Words on Borders“ Prize – “ Ord i Grenseland“ Prize in 2013, Norway

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This prize was given fort he first time in 2013, in honor of 100th anniversary of Norwegian Womens right to vote, to a female writer internationally recognized but blacklisted in her own country. The three finalists were Aslı Erdoğan, Slavenka Drakulic and Neval el Saddavi.

14- Kurt Tucholsky Prize (Sweden) in 2016

15- Bruno Kreisky Prize for Human Rights (Austria) in 2017

16- Musa Anter Award 2017

17- TTB Doctors Association Award (Diyarbakır) in 2017

18- Uçan Süpürge Thematic Award (given to an outstanding  female artist) in 2017

19- Human Rights Award of Graz (Austria) in 2017

20- Grazer Menschenrechtspreis 2017

21- Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize (Germany) in 2017

Erich-Maria-Remarque-Friedenspreis 2017

22- European Cultural Foundation Award-Princess Margriet Award (the Netherlands) in 2017

23- Prize for Freedom and Future of Media (Germany) in 2017

“Preis für die Freiheit und Zukunft der Medien“

24- Premio Adriatico Meditterraneo (Italy) in 2017

25- Premio Letterario Vincenzo Padula (Italy) in 2017

26- Prix de 20 ans de la Villa Marguerite Yourcenar (France) in 2017

27- Turkish Publishers Union Award in 2017

Türkiye Yayıncılar  Birligi Düşünce ve İfade Özgürlüğü Ödülü

28- Honorary member of Catalan, Belgian Danish and French PEN

29- Prix Simone de Beauvoir pour la Liberte des Femmes (France) in 2018

30- Medal of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (France) in 2018

31- Poesia e Solidarieta Award (Triesete, Italy in 2018

32- Norwegian Authors Union Freedom of Expression Prize

33- September 7th 2018, declared as Day of Asli Erdogan in Pittsburgh

34- Finalist for PEN Translation Award in US with “The Stone Building“ (2019) 

35- Honoris Causa, Honorary Doctorat  in literature from Universite de Picardie  Jules Verne UPJV, 2019

36- Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Award 2019

37- Honorary member of the  Parliament of Francophone  Women Writers 2020


Uçan Süpürge Tema Ödülü

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Türkiye Yayıncılar Birligi Ödülü

Words on Border Prize (2013, Norway)

SAIT FAIK Literary Prize (2010, Turkey)

City Writer of Zurich h

Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Award (2019, USA)

Nowegian Authors Union Freedom of Expression Prize (2019, Norway)

Prix Simone de Beauvoir (2018, France)

Medal of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (2018, France)

Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize (2017, Germany)

European Cultural Foundation-Princess Margriet Award (2017, the Netherlands)

Prize for Future and Freedom of Media (2017, Germany, Leipzig)

Premio Letterario Vincenzo Padula (2017, Italy)

Premio Adriatico Meditterraneo (2017, Italy)

Karl Tucholsky Award (2016, Sweden)

Bruno Kreisky Award (2016, Austria)

Theodor Heuss Medal

Honorary member to French PEN

Human Rights Award from the City of Graz

Grazer Menschenrechtspreis 2017

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