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Reşat Nuri Güntekin is a Turkish novelist and playwright. He is best known for his novel The Clown and His Daughter, which won the 1931 Prix de Rome prize. He is considered one of the most important figures in Turkish literature. He is also known for his plays, such as The Princess Bride, which was adapted into a film in 1973. Güntekin was born in Istanbul in 1888 and studied law at Istanbul University. He began writing fiction in 1919 and quickly became one of the leading authors of the Turkish literary scene. He was a prolific writer, producing novels, plays, short stories and essays. His works often dealt with the themes of love and death, and he was known for his vivid and poetic descriptions of nature. Güntekin died in 1948, leaving behind a rich legacy of literature. His works continue to be read and studied today.