Karin Karakaşlı, who is among the young contemporary writers in Turkey, was born in Istanbul in 1972. She graduated from Translation and Interpreting Studies at Boğaziçi University following Austrian High School. She worked in the newspaper Agos as culture and arts editor, and head of the editorial department.
In addition to her story books Splinters of the Heart (2002) and The Song of Other Languages (1999), she has written a novel titled Can I Get Out Somewhere You Don’t Mind? (2005) and a book where she collected her columns, Oriel (2008).
Karakaşlı won the third prize in 1994 Gençlik Bookstore Story Competition, the first prize in 1995 Gençlik Bookstore Story Competition and was awarded with Yaşar Nabi Nayır Youth Award in 1998; she also translated Anita Brookner’s book A Private View and Peter Esterhazy’s book, The Book of Hrabal to Turkish.
She is the co-writer of the research book Armenians in Turkey: Community, Individual, Citizen; and she is a faculty member in Yeditepe University Translation and Interpreting Studies.