Sanem Ozdural was born in Ankara, Turkey in the 70s, and spent her childhood from age seven onwards in England. Happy days at a quintessentially British boarding school in Surrey helped forge her character and tastes, not to mention lasting friendships. Making her way to the U.S. she studied economics at Princeton University. After graduating from Boston University School of Law, she moved to New Orleans where she practiced as a prosecutor and civil litigator, and spent seven wonderful years living in the French Quarter.
In 2004 she migrated from New Orleans via Washington, D.C., reaching New York City in 2006, where she still lives and practices law. Sanem was an avid bridge player until the tenth round of revisions to her debut novel. She is now thoroughly enjoying an indefinite bridge sabbatical, and imagining all sorts of stories that feature absolutely no bridge or chess.
Sanem’s debut novel LiGa™ (which, as you might have guessed, involves bridge and chess) was published by Elsewhen Press on 31st July 2012.
- “intimate, sometimes intense but thought-provoking” – review of LiGa™ on British Fantasy Society website
- “thought-provoking” – review of LiGa™ on Risingshadow
- LiGa™ by Sanem Ozdural featured on BookOxygen website
- Creating Worlds December 17, 2012
- LiGa™ by Sanem Ozdural now out in paperback December 3, 2012
- Sanem Ozdural on JOYRadio 8th October 2012 October 9, 2012
- Sanem Ozdural on JOYRadio September 25, 2012
- LiGa™ by Sanem Ozdural. Science fact or fiction? Prediction or warning? Reading and discussion at Bluestockings Center, New York September 22, 2012
- Sanem Ozdural, author of LiGa™, talking at Words and Music Festival in New Orleans September 22, 2012
- Sanem Ozdural – Reading from LiGa at Irish American Writers and Artists’ Salon August 24, 2012
- LiGa™ by Sanem Ozdural published today as eBook July 31, 2012
- Elsewhen Press signs New York attorney for her debut literary science fiction March 9, 2012
Sanem can be contacted via Elsewhen Press using Sanem.Ozdural (at) elsewhen.co.uk