Born in 1953, in Limassol, Cyprus
and educated in Cyprus and Turkey.
She read Philosophy and graduated
from the Faculty of Literature, University of Istanbul. She is a poet,
playwright and a lecturer of Philosohy. Her poems have been published in
various newspapers and magazines in Cyprus and Turkey.
Her first collection of poems `Sevgidendogma' [Born out of Love] (1987) was published in Cyprus. Here
poems have been translated into Greek and English. Nadöven participated
in in poetry readings in Cyprus, and the Cypriot Women's Poetry evenings
organised in London in 1987.
In 1984, Nadöven was awarded the
Second Prize in the Nicosia Council Playwriting Competition for her play `Kosede
Durmak' [Standing Aside] which since then has been repeatedly performed
by various theatre groups and published in a collection of plays, Oyunlar