Alexander Dawe (b. 1974, Katonah, New York) graduated from Oberlin College in 1996 with degrees in French and Classical Guitar Performance. He has translated several contemporary Turkish novels and recently co-translated Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar’s The Time Regulation Institute with Maureen Freely. They are currently working on a collection of short stories by Sait Faik. In 2010, he received the PEN Translation Fund to translate a collection of short stories by Tanpınar. He lives and works in Istanbul.