Loren Edizel was born in Izmir, Turkey, and has lived in Canada most of her life. She is the author of four novels, Days of Moonlight (2018), a historical novel recounting the taboo love affair of two Turkish women in the 1960s; Adrift (2011) (long-listed for the ReLit Awards); The Ghosts of Smyrna (2013); and a collection of short stories, Confessions: A Book of Tales (2014). The Ghosts of Smyrna was also published in Turkish, in Turkey, in 2017. Her short fiction has appeared in journals in both Canada and in Turkey. She lives in Toronto with her family.