Ali Ural was born in Samsun, Ladik in 1959. He completed his primary and secondary education in Ankara. His first poem was published in Mavera Magazine in 1982. After working as an editor for a while after his higher education, he founded “Şûle Yayınları”. In 1989, he published a monthly art magazine called “Merdiven Sanat”. “Merdiven Sanat” magazine was published in 24 issues. Then he published a cultural magazine called “Kitaphaber”. He published his poems, stories and articles in these magazines, as well as being the editor-in-chief. In addition to being the editor-in-chief of these magazines, he also published his poems, stories and articles. He also directed a magazine called “Merdiven Şiir” (2005-2007). Between 2006 and 2012, he was the head of the Istanbul branch of the Writers Union of Turkey. He was a member of the City Theaters Repertory Board for a while. Ali Ural is a member of the Executive Board of the Istanbul International Poetry Festival and he teaches "Creative Writing", "Written and Oral Expression" and "Turkish Language" at Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf University. He has also been the editor-in-chief of the magazine named Karabatak since February 2012. Ural completed his master's degree in 2015 with his thesis titled "The Fictional Structure of Hızırla Kırk Saat".
Research Area: New Turkish Literature, Creative Writing, Story Writing