What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Crescent Moon Fox?
The struggles of the Turkish Cypriot community in Cyprus during Colonialism and Independence; the stories of the illiterate rural women; the search for identity.
If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of The Crescent Moon Fox, what would they be?
Mozart’s piano sonatas played by Mitsuko Uchida.
What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?
Fiction, history, and philosophy.
What books are on your TBR pile right now?
Into the Woods by John Yorke; Notre Humanite by Francis Wolff; Chanson Douce by Leila Slimani; and The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro.
What scene in your book was your favorite to write?
Aydin, coming out, in full view.
Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?
Never give up.
If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?
Love and courage come in many different forms.
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