Born in the ancient Hittite city of Maraş, Bejan Matur is a pioneering figure in contemporary poetry. Translated into 36 languages, and granted numerous awards she has published 11 books. Her music accompanied poetry was presented to a wide audience at prestigious stages like Royal Opera House, King Place London, Ubud (Bali) and the Princeton University. In 2012, her book How Abraham Abandoned Me (Arc, 2012) became the ‘Recommended Translation for Spring 2012’ by the Poetry Book Society founded by T.S. Eliot. Bejan Matur is a graduate of the Ankara University Faculty of Law, and currently lives between London and Istanbul.