Karin Karakaşlı was born in Istanbul in 1972. She graduated from Boğaziçi University Department of Foreign Languages and Translation, followed by a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature at Yeditepe University. She received Yaşar Nabi Nayır Award of Varlık literary journal in 1998. She worked at Agos newspaper for many years and wrote regularly at Radikal 2, Kültür Sanat Servisi and Gazete Duvar. Among her published short stories, novels, researches, essays, children and youth literature and poems are Başka Dillerin Şarkısı (Songs in Other Languages, Can, 1999); Can Kırıkları (Raptures of the Soul, Can, 2002); Müsait Bir Yerde İnebilir Miyim? (Can I Hop Off at a Convenient Place?, Can, 2005); Ay Denizle Buluşunca (When the Moon Meets the Sea, Günışığı, 2008); Benim Gönlüm Gümüş (My Silver Heart, Aras, 2009); Cumba (Oriel, Doğan, 2009); Türkiye’de Ermeniler: Cemaat, Birey, Yurttaş (Armenians in Turkey: Community, Individual, Citizen with Günay Göksu Özdoğan, Füsun Üstel and Ferhat Kentel, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi, 2009); Gece Güneşi (The Night Sun, Günışığı, 2011); Her Kimsen Sana (Whoever You Are This is For You, Aras, 2012); Dört Kozalak (Four Pine Cones, Günışığı, 2014); Yetersiz Bakiye (Insufficient Funds, Can, 2015); İrtifa Kaybı (Let-down, Aras, 2015); Asiye Kabahat’ten Şarkılar Dinlediniz (You’ve Listened Songs from Asiye Kabahat, Can, 2016); Konaktakiler (Residents of the Old Mansion, Günışığı, 2016); İyi Geceler Luna (Good Night Luna, Çınar, 2017) and Uçan Kız Volante (Volante the Flying Girl, Günışığı, 2018). Karakaşlı currently writes regularly for P24.