Sevil Delin is a half-Turkish, half-American writer and journalist based in Istanbul. Born in 1976, she was raised in the United States, Turkey, Egypt, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, and read English Language and Literature at Oxford University. She has twice won the Woolwich Young Radio Playwrights’ Competition. She worked at The New Yorker, is the author of Time for Food: New York (Thomas Cook Publishing), and has contributed to Monocle, Wallpaper, Condé Nast Traveller and The Guardian. She is currently working on a family biography.
Sevil Delin on Granta.com
Marriage Lessons from My Turkish Grandmother
‘The stories my grandmother, my anneanne, told me when I was a child are anything but children’s stories. They are folktales that have a common theme – the triumph of wily wives over evil husbands (jealous, repressive skinflints) through crafty subterfuge.’