Rasel Rakella Asal
She was born in 1959 in İzmir. She graduated from İzmir American Girls’ College in 1969. From 1997 to 2000, she attended to the creative writing and the relationship of writing and philosophy in Uğur Mumcu Investigative Journalism Foundation. She had two children and lives in İstanbul.
She published her first book, The Sadness of Volga in 2003. The book depicts the story of a journey from St Petersburg to Moscow through Volga and consists of the author’s travel notes. My Heart, Do You Hear? depicts the Spanish civil war by focusing on Pablo Picasso’s Guernica. Everything is Almost in a Time Dream Now, combines the author’s biography with her grandmother’s and depicts İzmir of 1950s, Jewish community of the time and a love story. She contributed to “41 Neighborhoos - 41 Books” with her book Here is Our Gül Street in which she focuses on the changes and social life of İzmir.