He was born in 1889 in İstanbul. He studied literature at the university. He worked as a French teacher. He died in London in 1956 because of cancer. He buried in istanbul.
He started writing after the first world war. He was a story-writer, novelist and a playwright. He mirrored Anatolia with its problems and different point of views of Turkish society in his works.
HIS WORKS NOVELS Çalıkuşu (1922) Gizli El (1924) Damga (1924) Dudaktan Kalbe (1925) Akşam Güneşi (1926) Bir Kadın Düşmanı (1927) Yeşil Gece (1928) Acımak (1928) Yaprak Dökümü (1930) Kızılcık Dalları (1932) Gökyüzü (1935) Eski Hastalık (1938) Ateş Gecesi (1942) Değirmen (1944) Miskinler Tekkesi (1946) Harabelerin Çiçeği (1953) Çalıkuşu Damga Dudaktan Kalbe
SHORT STORY Gençlik ve Güzellik (1919) Roçild Bey (1919) Eski Ahbap (1919) Tanrı Misafiri (1927) Sönmüş Yıldızlar (1928) Leyla ile Mecnun (1928) Olağan İşler (1930) PLAY Hançer (1920) Eski Rüya (1922) Ümidin Güneşi (1924) Gazeteci Düşmanı-Şemsiye Hırsızı-İhtiyar Serseri (trilogy1925) Taş Parçası (1926) Hülleci (1926) Bir Köy Hocası (1928) Babür Şah'ın Seccadesi (1931) Bir Kır Eğlencesi (1931) Ümit Mektebinde (1931) Felaket Karşısında-Gözdağı-Eski Borç (trilogy, 1931) İstiklal (1933) Vergi Hırsızı (1933) Bir Yağmur Gecesi (1943) Balıkesir Muhasebecisi (1953) Tanrıdağı Ziyafeti (1955)Rüya Gazete
He studied social problems and feelings in his novels and he portrayed the society with an humoristic approach in his short stories. He portrayed psychological aspect of his male characters rather than physical apperance. He studied loneliness, love, self sacrifice in his stories.
Some of his works Ça ÇALIKUŞU Feride, heroine of the book, loses her mother at a very early age. She goes to school and becomes a teacher. As a teacher, she tries to lead her life in an unloving society.Her society doesn’t approve a single young girl and tihs novel portrays her miserable life.
DUDAKTAN KALBE This novel portrays the depression of a young man who is unaware of real love. It mirrors an illegal love and its terrible effects on people. The hero of the book goes to Europe and he learns to play the violin. Reşat Nuri, reflects his society in this novel.
ACIMAK This novel portrays the life of a young teacher who is prejudiced against people and never forgives the people.She hates her father and this hatred makes her hard-hearteddead of She finds her father’s diary, reads the diary and understands her fault. She learns to forgive people then.