Aysel K. Basci is a nonfiction writer and literary translator. She was born and raised in Cyprus and moved to the United States in 1975. Aysel is retired and resides in the Washington DC area. Her writing and translations have appeared in the Columbia Journal, Michigan Quarterly Review, Los Angeles Review, Adroit Journal, Critical Read, Aster(ix) Journal, Bosphorus Review of Books and elsewhere. Her work also appeared in several literary anthologies and ranked highly in several writing contests.