Özgür Uyanık’s debut novel, Conception, will be published by Fairlight Books in May 2020.
Özgür is a writer and filmmaker whose family emigrated from Turkey to the UK in 1980.
After graduating from the University of Kent at Canterbury, where he studied Communications and Image Studies, Özgür started a career in the film industry working as a runner and making short films in London until his debut feature film premiered at the 17th Raindance Film Festival in 2009. He recently gained an MA in Creative Writing and English Literature from Cardiff Metropolitan University and is currently a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at Cardiff University. Özgür is now working on an anthology of essays from marginalised voices in Wales as contributing co-editor for Parthian Books.
Özgür has also been selected for the BAME Directors Lab in Wales and the BFI’s NET.WORK@LFF Emerging Talent programme 2015, he was a Top 10 Finalist (Horror/Thriller category) at the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards in LA and his screenwriting has been long-listed for the BBC Drama Room as well as being selected for writing labs, development schemes and workshops in Turkey, Wales, the Netherlands and Italy.