Contemporary Turkish authors: Gulsah ELIKBANK
Among new generation Turkish authors Gülşah Elikbank is considered to have a very unique and classy style.
She is an author who loves to write fantastic fictions especially. Her first few books have enjoyed considerable like from readers. Moreover she writes for several magazines on various subjects.
Ms ELIKBANK is in love with all branches of art, nature and attributes great importance to inner balance.
She says “I dont fully know who I am but I am searching”…
The author was born in İstanbul, in 1980. After having completed her undergraduate education at Istanbul University (Faculty of Communication) she did a master program in Administration and Working Psychology at Marmara University.
She worked as an administrator in the tourism sector, in Istanbul for 7 years. Following her daughter’s (Rüya) birth, she settled down in Izmir because she believed she would be more happy and comfortable there.
The family owns a hotel in Izmir which is the first hotel in Turkey with “the concept of literature”.
Her first novel named “Siyah Nefes” (Black Breathe) was published in January 2010. It was a fantastic fiction with trilogy. Her second novel was published in 2011 and it was called Mavi Dağ (Blue Mountain) – the 2nd edition was made in 2011.
The author’s third novel is “a mother and daughter story” named “Aşkın Gölgesi”, meaning “Shadow of Love” and it was published in November, 2011.
The last one of the trilogy will be published in April 2012 and it is called Kızıl Ölüm, meaning Red Death.