Aylin Graves is a translator, fiction writer and poet from Ankara, Turkey. She was born in the barren central Anatolian steppe in 1972. She graduated from Hacettepe University with a degree in American Culture and Literature but then went into the field of foreign language teaching and delayed her writing career by two decades.
She was recently selected for the University of Iowa, International Writing Program’s Advanced Creative Nonfiction Seminar from among 189 candidates worldwide. Aylin writes both in her native Turkish and English. Her poetry is scheduled for publication in the Found Poetry Review in late 2015. She is currently working on her first novel. We are pleased to debut this moving voice in our pages.