Alev Lytle Croutier

Alev Lytle Croutier, is the only Turkish woman to be published in as many as twenty countries. She is the author of the novel "The Palace of Tears" and two works of nonfiction, "Harem: The World Behind the Veil" and "Taking the Waters". She has also written and directed films, including "Tell Me a Riddle, " based on a novella by Tillie Olsen. Born and raised in Turkey, Croutier lives in San Francisco and Paris.