Halide Edib was a writer, nationalist, wife, mother, feminist although she rejected the title, animal lover, scholar, fluent in several languages she wrote some of her books in both Turkish and English. “The Dervish”, my second novel, is inspired by the life of this complex woman, who born into a well to do Ottoman family […]
I have a new book coming out, “The Dervish”; an unique love story set in Istanbul and Anatolia in 1919. It tells the story of Mary Benedetti, an uncoventional American artist compelled to quit New York after her husband was killed in the war. Mary makes the arduous to Istanbul to stay with her sister […]
English born Frances Kazan is a writer, lecturer, producer and arts supporter.