Birth - Death
Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
Author who has published 15 best-selling fiction books including 'Pinhan' (1988), 'Bit Palas' (2002), 'The Bastard of Istanbul' (2006), and 'Honour' (2013). Political commentator and contributor to several newspapers in Turkey and internationally, including The Guardian and The New York Times. Recipient of numerous awards for her work. Women’s rights, LGBT rights and freedom of speech advocate. Founding member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, and a former Vice President of the Royal Society of Literature. Bisexual.