Birgül Oğuz was born in İstanbul in 1981. She received her BA in Comparative Literature and MA in Cultural Studies from İstanbul Bilgi University. She is the author of two short fiction books, Fasulyenin Bildiği (Varlık Publishing House, 2007) and Hah (Metis Publishing House, 2012). Her various short stories, essays, articles and translations were published in Turkish literary magazines and newspapers including Varlık, Notos Öykü, Dünyanın Öyküsü, Roman Kahramanları, Remzi Kitap, Radikal Kitap, İzafi, Duvar, Parşömen, Birikim and Felsefe Logos. Currently, she is a PhD candidate in English Literature at Boğaziçi University, and she lectures on text analysis and European novel at Moda Sahnesi and Nazım Hikmet Academy in Istanbul.