Toronto-based Altug Cakmakci is the author of two published novels in Turkish, Simdiki Zamanin Tarihi (History of Present Time), and Renkli Taslarin Siyah Golgesi (Black Shadows of Colored Stones). His short stories in English are published in Canadian Voices, An Anthology of Prose and Poetry by Emerging Canadian Writers, Vol. One & Canadian Voices, Vol. Two (Bookland Press, 2009 & 2010). Altug is currently working on a novella in English.