Ece Temelkuran was born in Izmir, Turkey, in 1973. She began a career as a journalist in 1993, and has prepared reports on the feminist movement, political prisoners and the Kurdish issue. Her first book, All Women Are Confused, was published in 1996. She writes for the newspapers Milliyet and Le Monde Diplomatique, and lives in Istanbul. Her published books include From the Inside, From the Outside, Book of the Edge, and Book of the Inside.
Deniz Perin is a Turkish-American writer and translator living in San Diego, California. She is working on a collection of poems about Turkey--its landscapes, people, and politics--and has recently completed the translation of Ece Temelkuran's Book of the Edge.