Nilgün Dungan is a lecturer and a translator, based in the beautiful Aegean coastal town of Izmir, Turkey. She studied English Language and Literature at Ege University and took her MA in Management from Bowie State University. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Translation Studies at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul and teaches at Izmir University of Economics, the Department of English Translation and Interpreting. She has participated in the Cunda Workshop of Translators of Turkish Literature since 2007 and translates Turkish fiction and poetry into English. Her translations of articles and short stories have been published in various journals and magazines. She is also the translator of the novel Kaf Dağı (Mount Kaf) by Müge İplikçi.