Filiz Elasu was born in Cappadocia, the inland region of Turkey. During her childhood she also lived in many other parts of the country, due to her father’s occupation.
Always a keen reader, she started writing early on in her life, but did not pursue it professionally until she was in her 30s.
She studied Economics at Marmara University in İstanbul, then completed a Masters degree at the University of Brighton in England, in her much loved subject of philosophy. Later she graduated as a teacher of Economics and Business Studies at the İnstitute of Education in London (UCL), and worked in various London secondary state schools. During this part of her life, apart from producing a briefing published by a British NGO on international politics, she wrote articles for various Turkish community papers and the İstanbul-based Yeni Harman Magazine. She also produced and presented a regular radio programme on London Turkish Radio and a guest program on Resonance Fm.
After living in the UK for fifteen years, she moved back to İstanbul in 2007, with her husband and young son, where she continued producing radio programmes at Yön Radyo, and writing articles and conducting interviews for Yeni Harman Magazine. Since then she has also had short stories published in various Turkish literary magazines.
Filiz Elasu had her first novel “Oyun” (The Game) published in 2012, and her second novel “Gezi Apartmanı” (Gezi Apartments), in 2014 . Interviews and reviews were published in various Turkish newspapers and literary magazines supporting the release of these books.
She has just completed her third novel.