Karin Karakasli was born in Istanbul in 1972. She studied interpretation and translation at the Bogaziçi University of Foreign Languages, and from 1996-2006 was a senior editor at the Turkish-Armenian weekly newspaper Agos, and a columnist for its Turkish and Armenian sections. She currently studies comparative literature and teaches English. Her books include the short story collection Baska dillerin sarkisi (Songs in Other Languages), Müsait bir yerde inebilir miyim (Can I Get Off At The Next Stop?) and Cumba (Alcove).