Leylâ YILDIRIM was born in Ankara in 1979. After finishing her studies in Ankara she decided that she would like to become an author and spent almost six years ‘as an exile’, to use her own expression, trying to master her craft and find the right story. She insists that authors don’t choose subjects to write about, the subjects find them.
Unfulfilled Promises is her first novel. Her previous novel, As Sade, As Tunus was immediate success which encouraged her to tackle the epic Great War as the background to Unfulfilled Promises.
She continues her writing Journey with her last published novel Thursday of the Albatross and Live to Fight as well as the crime-drama novel Broken Hearts Hotel inspired by her own journey, bath in process of publishing.