Seray Şahiner, born in Bursa in 1984, grew up in Istanbul, where she studied journalism until 2007. Whilst a student she worked for the culture magazine »Hayvan« and was a member of the editorial staff of the literary magazine »Aylak«. She also co-published the fanzines »Kaygan Zemin« and »Kara Kutu«. She has worked as a correspondent for »Marie Claire« and the newspaper »Birgün« and has also written television screenplays. In 2006 her short story collection, »Gelin Başi« (2007), was distinguished as »exceptional« at the ceremony of the Yaşar Nabi Nayir Short Story Award. She is currently working as a screenplay writer and correspondent for the »Gaste« newspaper.
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