Nazli Karabiyikoglu (she/her) is an author and activist from Turkey, now a full-time resident in Germany, who secluded herself from the political and gender oppression in Turkey. She was awarded Writer at Residence program in Prague by UNESCO City of Literature 2020 and Writers-in-Exile Scholarship by PEN Germany for 2021-2023. She reads for Theta Wave and Trampset, conducts interviews for Marias at Sampaguitas. Her work has appeared in Words Without Borders, Alchemy, and many others and she was nominated for Pushcart Prize both in 2019 and 2020. She is represented by Janklow&Nesbit Literary Agency.
She helped create the #MeToo movement within the Turkish publishing industry, from which she was then excommunicated. With an M.A. in Turkish Language and Literature from Bogazici University, Karabıyıkoğlu has five published books in Turkish and has recently completed translations of six books for international publication. Having won six literary awards in her country, and won The UnCollected Press/Raw Art Review Full Length Book of Short Stories with her book “Subdermal Sky”. She was invited to speak at Ubud Readers and Writers Festival in 23-27 October 2019 in Bali.
She is also human rights scholar at the Human Rights program at Friedrich Alexander University.