Burhan Sönmez was born in Haymana in 1965 and grew up speaking Turkish and Kurdish. He was injured following a police attack and moved to Britain for treatment. He currently lives in Cambridge and Istanbul. He has written five novels, two of which have been translated into English. He has also published short stories and lectured on literature.
The last station: Burhan Sönmez on gentrification, fire and protest in Istanbul
2009 Kuzey (novel)
2011 Masumlar (Sins & Innocents) (novel)
2015 İstanbul İstanbul (Istanbul Istanbul) (novel)
2018 Labirent (Labyrinth) (novel)
2021 Taş ve Gölge (novel)