Ashman, Anastasia M. 1964-

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Ashman, Anastasia M. 1964-


Born August 8, 1964, in Berkeley, CA; daughter of Charles (an architect) and Terese (a real estate agent) Ashman; married I. Burc Sahinoglu (a computer scientist), August 1, 2001. Ethnicity:"Indo-European." Education: Bryn Mawr College, A.B., 1986. Politics: Democrat.


Home—Brooklyn, NY, and Istanbul, Turkey.Agent—Jonathan Lyons, McIntosh & Otis, 353 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 1006. E-mail—[email protected]


Wieser & Wieser (literary agency), New York, NY, director of operations, 1987-89; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Culver City, CA, worked in business affairs unit, 1990-92; Pierre Cossette Productions, Beverly Hills, CA, executive producer's assistant, 1993-94; writer. Bryn Mawr College, alumna volunteer for admissions.


International Women of Istanbul, American Women of Istanbul.


(Editor, with Jennifer Eaton Gökmen) Tales from the Expat Harem: Foreign Women in Modern Turkey (nonfiction anthology), Dogan Kitap (Istanbul, Turkey), 2005 Seal Press (Emeryville, CA), 2006.

Contributor to books, including The Thong Also Rises,Travelers' Tales, 2005; and The Subway Chronicles: Scenes from Life in New York, Plume Penguin, 2006.

Contributor to periodicals, including Cornucopia, Asian Wall Street Journal, Village Voice, San Jose Mercury News, Christian Science Monitor, and American Airlines' Goin' Places.


Berkeley to Byzantium: The Reorientation of a West Coast Adventuress, a cultural memoir.