News

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.