In 1993, İlhan was the recipient of the “Notable Short Story Award” at the Yaşar Nabi Youth Awards; her stories were subsequently published in numerous literary magazines from a young age on. Her essays, book reviews, travel writings and translations have appeared in various magazines/newspaper supplements.

Her first book Rüya Tacirleri Odası (Chamber of Dream Merchants, Artemis, April 2006) is a collection of short stories that allude to one another. Her second book entitled Sürgün (Exile, Everest, March 2010) contains interconnected stories whose themes range from the invasion of Iraq to women from Batman, and the fate of laboratory; it won the “2011 European Union Prize for Literature” (euprizeliterature.eu). Also shortlisted for Prix Du Livre Lorientales 2017, Exile has so far been published in over 20 countries, including United Kingdom, Italy, France, the Netherlands and Mexico. Her stories and articles were selected for over 15 prominent national and international anthologies, and she has translated the book entitled Being Buddha at Work from English to Turkish (Buddha İş Dünyasında, Goa Publications, 2006).

Çiler İlhan studied International Relations and Political Science at Bosphorus University; and then Hotel Management at the Glion Hotel School in Switzerland. She has worked in fields of hotel management, marketing/communications, and publishing (as editor/writer) after graduation. A member of Turkish and Dutch PEN, İlhan’s new novel is coming out this year.

Exile Foreign Rights • Albanian: Fan Noli; Arabic-Syria: Dar Al Hiwar; Azerbaijan: Qanun; Bulgarian: Balkani; Croatian: Naklada Ljevak; Czech: Dauphin; Danish: Turbine; Dutch: De Geus; English: Istros Books; French: Galaade; Georgian: Agora; Hungarian: Napkut Kiado Kft; India-Hindi: Bhartiya Anuvad Parishad; Italian: Del Vecchio Editore; Macedonian: ILI-ILI; Mongolian: Nepko; Pakistan/Urdu: Jumhoori; Persian: Shourafarin Press; Polish: Klimaty; Romanian: Vivaldi; Serbian: Geopoetika; Slovenian: Cankarjeva; Spanish: Fomento Editorial

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