Habib Bektaş lives in Germany and in Turkey. His literature works include poetry, short stories, novels and theater plays. As a columnist Bektaş worked in the newspapers of Evrensel and Yeni Hayat. His novel "Scent of Shadows" was adapted to the critically acclaimed movie "The September Storm" in 1999. Many of his theater plays are still staged in the repertoire of Turkish theaters. Many of his stories were also adapted as radio plays in Germany.