Brief Bio

Born in 1954 in Bor, Niğde, a central Anatolian town very near the Hasan Mountain,
Yusuf Eradam, a graduate of Darüşşafaka, the most prestigious high school in Turkey, is
one of the seven founders of American Studies Association of Turkey (ASAT,1988), is a
poet, essayist, awarded short-story writer, translator, photographer, theatre critic, editor,
and song-writer with a CD of his own songs. Full professor of English and American
Literatures for 44 years now, Eradam has written 23 books (9 are translations including
and introducing to Turkey Sylvia Plath & Paul Auster). He received his BA, MA & PhD
degrees from Hacettepe University, Ankara, and from The University of Edinburgh,
Moray House College of Education, Scotland. Eradam worked at various universities in
Ankara and Istanbul & in the USA at UNLV & SVSU as distinguished visiting professor.
He founded and chaired departments of English and also translation studies at various
universities in Turkey and during the pandemic he decided to free himself to a more
creative life resigning from higher education. At present he is working on ecocriticism
and creativity, on his theory of Ecological-Ecesis, and his first novel. During the
pandemic lockdown he has created a new form of self-expression turning intentionally
mis-taken photos into paintings, which he calls “Faut’Art.” He travels and lives in Istanbul
with his two cats, Raki & Sharab.