Nazlı Karabıyıkoğlu is a Turkish author, now full-time resident in Germany, who escaped the political, cultural, and gender oppression in Turkey. She helped create the #MeToo movement within the Turkish publishing industry, from which she was then excommunicated. She was named to the Writer in Residence program in Prague by UNESCO City of Literature in 2020 and awarded a Writers-in-Exile Scholarship by PEN Germany for 2021–23. Karabıyıkoğlu has published five books in Turkish and has recently completed translations of three new books for international publication. Having won six literary awards in her country, she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in Fiction in 2019 and 2020 and won the UnCollected Press/Raw Art Review Full Length Book of Short Stories Prize for her book Subdermal Sky. She holds an MA in Turkish language and literature from Bogazici University and is a student in the human rights program at Friedrich Alexander University. She is represented by the Janklow & Nesbit Literary Agency. Visit her website or follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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