News

December 1, 2020 – In the December 2020 issue of Artforum I review the latest body of work by Sarkis.

November 11, 2020 – In The Times Literary Supplement I explore the struggle to stage Kurdish theatre in Turkey.

November 10, 2020 – I write about the Turkish Medical Association and its new president Şebnem Korur Fincancı in the November 7, 2020 issue of The Lancet.

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November 10, 2020 – My Frankfurt Book Fair talk about the legacy of Eric Auerbach in Istanbul is now online.

November 9, 2020 – I profile Şavkar Altınel for Global Literature in Libraries Inititative.

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October 11, 2020 – I speak about the legacy of Eric Auerbach in this Frankfurt Book Fair program.

October 1, 2020 – In the October/November 2020 issue of Artforum I review Mehmet Sinan Kuran’s ‘Posthumous’.

September 30, 2020 – “The Duty”, my short story for the autumn 2020 issue of Index on Censorship, is out now.

September 16, 2020 – Eurozine leads with my essay on bekçi.

September 14, 2020 – In Artforum Stéphanie Saadé tells me about the Beirut explosion and an artwork lost to the blast.

September 10, 2020 – In the autumn 2020 issue of Index on Censorship I profile The Truth Justice Memory Centre.

September 1, 2020 – In the autumn 2020 issue of Artforum I review Cevdet Erek’s Bergama Stereotip.

August 30, 2020 – In The Guardian I talk to Bethan McKernan about transgender rights in Turkey.

August 30, 2020 – The News International reviews The Lion and the Nightingale.

August 29, 2020 – HELLO! magazine’s Pakistan edition picks The Lion and the Nightingale as one of the ‘Five Must-Read Books From The Lahore Literary Festival’.

August 19, 2020 – In the autumn 2020 issue of New Humanist I look at the revival of Turkey’s auxiliary police force, the bekçi.

August 11, 2020 – In Rest of World I investigate Turkey’s Delivery Wars.

August 4, 2020 — In Culture Trip I propose an Istanbul literary pilgrimage that is an act of celebration, curiosity and defiance.

July 22, 2020 – On July 31, I will be in conversation with Silva Nortes, Issa Sikiti de Silva and Rachael Jolley for the launch of Index on Censorship magazine’s new issue on privacy in the age of coronavirus.

July 16, 2020 – I discuss the significance of re-mosquing Hagia Sophia in New Humanist.

July 14, 2020 – In The Point, I ponder the history of lockdowns in Turkey.

June 28, 2020 – On Trafika Europe Andrew Singer interviews me on ‘translation of contemporary and historical Turkish literature, as well as consideration of diaspora Turkish literature being written in English.’

June 27, 2020 – In its ‘Sex issue’ Internazionale publishes my investigation into transgender rights in Turkey.

June 18, 2020 – In Artforum I review Berkay Tuncay’s new body of work.

June 12, 2020 – In the summer 2020 issue of Index on Censorship I write about threats to citizens’ privacy in Turkey in the wake of Osman Kavala’s imprisonment.

May 27, 2020 – The Fortnightly Review reviews The Lion and the Nightingale.

May 26, 2020 – In Rest of World I explore tasseography and a curious fortune-teller named Faladdin.

May 22, 2020 – The Millions reviews The Lion and the Nightingale.

May 12, 2020 – On Bloomsbury Academic Podcast, I discuss The Lion and the Nightingale and the challenges of portraying Turkey’s marginalized citizens whose voices often go unheard.

May 4, 2020 – In the May/June 2020 issue of Artforum, I review Aslı Çavuşoğlu’s new show, ‘Everything Interesting Takes Place in the Dark’.

May 4, 2020 – TRT World Research Centre reviews The Lion and the Nightingale.

April 24, 2020 – In Sight & Sound, I write about Turkish cinephilia in the time of Covid-19.

April 17, 2020 – I talk to the Solidarity newspaper about The Lion and the Nightingale.

April 15, 2020 – I describe the joys and difficulties of writing The Lion and the Nightingale on the Talking Turkey podcast.

April 12, 2020 – Ahval reviews The Lion and the Nightingale.

April 2, 2020 – In Art in America I review Steve McQueen’s concurrent shows at Tate Britain and Tate Modern.

March 26, 2020 – In the Spring 2020 issue of Index on Censorship, I look into the cases of scholars whose signatures were forged on a petition demanding the imprisonment of hundreds of Turkish intellectuals.

March 23, 2020 – In The Point, I reflect on saying Yes in the time of Covid-19.

March 5, 2020 – I have a new essay, on the return of the Syrian refugee crisis, in the New Statesman.

March 1, 2020 – I review “Breaking the Seal” in the March 2020 issue of Artforum.

February 10, 2020 – I will be in conversation with Rachael Jolley at Bloomsbury Institute on March 12, 2020.

February 3, 2020 – I will be speaking at the 2020 edition of Lahore Literary Festival.

January 31, 2020 — There is an excerpt from The Lion and the Nightingale in today’s LitHub.

January 20, 2020 — I will be giving one of this year’s ‘Seminars on Turkey’ at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) on March 6, 2020.

January 16, 2020 — Culture Trip published a review of The Lion and the Nightingale.

January 15, 2020 — I have a new piece, on Istanbul’s emancipated but precarious youth, in the Los Angeles Review of Books.

December 25, 2019 – Daily Sabah reviews The Lion and the Nightingale.

December 1, 2019 – In the December 2019 issue of Artforum, I wrote about Nilbar Güreş.

December 1, 2019 – I have a new essay, on the Istanbul Biennial, in the December 2019 issue of Art in America.

November 22, 2019 – The Sydney Morning Herald published a review of The Lion and the Nightingale.

November 8, 2019 – Journal of Contemporary European Studies published a review of The Lion and the Nightingale.

November 1, 2019 – I wrote about the strange case of a Turkish scientist in the November 2, 2019 issue of The Lancet.

October 31, 2019 – The Times Literary Supplement published a review of The Lion and the Nightingale.

October 24, 2019 – I will be a guest on the BBC Weekend program on October 26 and speak about The Lion and the Nightingale.

October 17, 2019 – Publication day for The Lion and the Nightingale from Bloomsbury / IB Tauris.

October 4, 2019 – On October 21, 2019, I will be speaking at an English PEN event about the legacy of Sabiha Sertel at London’s Free Word Centre.

September 11, 2019 – I have a new essay, on Lawrence Durrell, Cyprus and new tales from Nicosia, in the September 11-18, 2019 issue of The Times Literary Supplement.

September 10, 2019 – In the autumn 2019 issue of Index on Censorship, I dig into Turkey’s censorship of the internet.

August 30, 2019 – I have a new essay, on Mike Nelson, in the September 2019 issue of Art in America.

August 13, 2019 – My cover story, in the September/October 2019 issue of Foreign Affairs, is out now.

July 5, 2019 – I have a new essay, on ‘The Battle for Istanbul’, in the July 5-11, 2019 issue of The New Statesman.

April 2, 2019 – I have a new essay in The New Yorker.

November 2018 – In the New York Review of Books, I consider the new Istanbul airport.

June 2018 – The New York Times leads with my frontpage story on the ‘Erdoğan Supremacy’.