Dogu Yucel was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1977. He won Genclik Kitabevi Story Awards in 1997 and won a jury prize in Nostromo Science Fiction Story Awards in 1999. His first book, “Dreams, Nightmares and Future Tales” (2000) was a collection of sci-fi, fantasy, magical realist, and horror stories. His first novel, “Ghost Book” (2002) adapted by Taylan Brothers into cinema by the name Okul (School), is a young-adult horror fiction. Besides writing the book itself, Yücel also wrote the screenplay for the movie that became a huge hit with more than a million viewers. The movie’s soundtrack was recorded by Dream Theater’s ex-keyboard player Kevin Moore and Moore’s soundtrack album was called “Ghost Book”, borrowing its name from the book.
Doğu Yücel collaborated with Taylan Brothers once again by writing the screenplay of Little Apocalypse, a critically acclaimed psychological horror movie. Dogu Yucel’s third book “Nonexistents” released in 2011 gained huge popularity in Turkey. Other than novels and stories 38 years old author is known for his music articles which are published in such magazines/newspapers as Radikal, Blue Jean and Headbang Magazine. Dogu Yucel’s fourth book “Sun Thieves” released in 2014.
With his 2017 novel “Who the Hell is Mitat?” Dogu Yucel became part of Can Publishing House. After this novel came the story collection called: “The Man Who Learnt That He Died From Google and Other Weird Stories”.
2021 will see the movie adaptation of “Who the Hell is Mitat?” and the continuation of that novel.
Yucel is one of the founders and board members of FABISAD, Fantasy and Science Fiction Arts Association since 2009.