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Asli Erdogan

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Asli Erdogan

Asli Erdogan holds an MS degree in physics from Bogazici University in Istanbul. Anthropology and Indian American culture are among her areas of interest. A widely-traveled writer, Erdogan published her first novel Kabuk Adam (Crust Man) in 1994. Mucizevi Mandarin (Miraculous Mandarin, 1996) is a series of interconnected short stories. Set in Rio, Kirmizi Pelerinli Kent (City in a Red Cape, 1998) is her second novel. Erdogan's short story "Wooden Birds" receieved first prize in a competition opened by Deutsche Welle Radio in 1997.

Articles by Asli Erdogan

The Prisoner
By Asli Erdogan
She woke up long before the alarm. As though wanting to make sure the night was over, she blinked for a while in the dawn. She’d slept a total of three hours, but the night, full of tossing and…
Translated from Turkish by Deniz Perin
from “City in Crimson Cloak”
By Asli Erdogan
March marks the end of the long dry season in Rio. It’s the month when the tropical rains begin, rains that persist for days, nights,weeks. A huge army clad in black suddenly spreads over the horizon;…
Translated from Turkish by Amy Spangler
Wooden Birds
By Asli Erdogan
The door of the room was opened suddenly and a redhead burst in. Dijana’s voice, breathless and impatient, was heard. “Come on now, Felicita! Shall we be waiting for you all day? Get that…
Translated from Turkish by Nebile Direkçgil