HG Watt

Born in Istanbul, Hande Zapsu-Watt is a writer, editor, translator and teacher of creative writing and literature. Since her first novel was published in 2008 by Harper Collins USA, she has published four more novels and four children's books which have all been translated into several languages. Co-founder and Editor of the international literary journal The Istanbul Review, Hande has a PhD from Edinburgh University where she is currently teaching. The Importance of Manners, a dark comedy set in Benin, is the first novel she is writing as HG Watt.