Çiler İlhan is a Turkish writer. She studied International Relations and Political Science at Bosphorus University and hotel management at the Glion Hotel School in Switzerland. She has variously worked as an hotelier, a freelance writer and an editor. Currently she works as the PR manager of the Çırağan Palace Kempinski hotel in Istanbul. As a writer, İlhan has been active since her youth. Back in 1993, she won the Yaşar Nabi award for one of her short stories. She regularly publishes stories, essays, book reviews, travel pieces and translations in Turkish newspapers and magazines. Her collection of stories Sürgün won the EU Prize for Literature.