Aslı E. Perker
was born in Izmir and moved all around the country because of her parents' jobs throughout her school years. She graduated from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American Studies Department at Dokuz Eylul University. She started her writing career at an ad agency as a copy writer and then turned to journalism. She worked at Aktuel News Magazine and Radikal, Yeni Binyil and Sabah Newspapers. After relocating to New York in 2001, she worked as a translator/interpreter and started focusing on her literature career. Her first novel, Baskalarinin Kokusu was published in 2005. Her second novel Cellat Mezarligi followed in 2009. Her latest novel Sufle came out in February 2011. She still continues to write for various magazines and newspapers and currently lives in Istanbul.(2012)
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Is multiculturalism merely a rhetorical concept? Are the authors living in diaspora always marked with their national identities and always expected to write about the inevitably exotic lands they left behind? Or do they ever leave behind in their writing that "far away country"?