Alev Croutier on WorldStreams Hosts: Said & Dari
Aired: Wednesday 5.30.2012 10:00-11:00 PM
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Alev Lytle Croutier is the most widely published woman novelist of Turkish origin. Her work has been translated into twenty-six languages.
Alev was born in Izmir, Turkey. She came to the US when she was eighteen to attend college (Oberlin), became a filmmaker, and lived in Japan and Europe, then returned to New York to work for PBS. Later,
she made theatrical films and wrote screenplays. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for Tell Me a Riddle which was based on Tillie Olsen's novella
She is the author of the non-fiction international bestseller, Harem: The World Behind the Veil, Taking the Waters, and the novels The Palace of Tears, Seven Houses, Third Woman. In all her work, Alev combines the Eastern tradition of storytelling with her Western literary education, searching the point where East meets the West. All her books are about strangers in strange lands, separation, and reunion. Her novel Palace of Tears is in development for an internationally cast motion picture.