Author • Turkish literature
Melis Sena Yılmaz
Melis Sena Yılmaz was born in Bursa in 1997. She studied in and received her master’s degree from Boğaziçi University, Department of Economics in Istanbul. She worked as a scriptwriter in a children’s play and her stories were published in various platforms. She was influenced by Karaköy and Şişhane districts of Istanbul, where she worked during her studentship years. After her debut children’s novel Istanbul Below (Aşağistanbul, 2022) which is a fantastic fiction taking place under the streets of Istanbul , her new children’s novel The Third Week of May (Mayısın Üçüncü Haftası, 2023) is a mysterious adventure in Bozcaada this time. Yılmaz lives in Istanbul.