Mıgırdiç Margosyan is a native of Diyarbakir and a popular, award winning author. At the age of 15, he was sent to Istanbul by his family, so that he could learn his mother tongue, Armenian, better. He made a great success with his stories and books in Armenian. His works include “Mer Ayt Goghmere” (1984), “Söyle Margos Nerelisen?” (1995), “Biletimiz İstanbul’a Kesildi” (1998), “Dikrisi Aperen” (1999), “Tespih Taneleri” (2006) and “Tanrı’nın Seyir Defteri” (2016). The current title, Gâvur Mahallesi, was first published in Turkish (1992), then Kurdish (1999) and now appears in English (2017). Especially after ‘90s, he reached a larger audience with his books in Turkish. He is considered as the last living and most successful representative of Armenian country literature.