Ruth Whitehouse took a PhD in Modern Turkish Literature at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University. She has participated in the Cunda International Workshop for Translators of Turkish Literature since 2009. Published translations include Ali and Ramazan (Ali ve Ramazan), a novel by Perihan Mağden, Everest 2011, Amazon Crossings 2012. Hotel Bosphorus (Kitapçı Dükkanı) and Bakhsheesh (Kelepir Ev), crime fiction by Esmahan Akyol, Bitter Lemon Press, 2011 and 2012 respectively. The Last Tram (Son Tramvay), a collection of 22 short stories by Nedim Gürsel, Comma Press, 2011. Madame Baciye House (Madam Baciye Evi) by Esmahan Aykol, Anemone Flower (Anemon) by Yıldız Ramazanoğlu, AN-BUL-IST (AN-BUL-IST) by Karin Karakaşlı, and My Ode to Istanbul (Mahur Saz Semai’im) by Stella Acıman in the anthology Women’s Stories of Istanbul (Kadın Öykülerinde İstanbul), published by Milet, 2012. The Perforated Amulet (Delikli Nazarlık), Sevgi Soysal, Texas Studies in Literature and Language, 2012. Fig Seed (İncirçekirdeği), a short story by Feryal Tilmaç, ‘Transcript’ online journal, October 2009 and broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in series entitled Young Turks, April 2010. Ruth also served as the Turkish- English translator for the 2010 Royal Court International Residency for Emerging Playwrights in London, working with Turkish playwright Berkun Oya.