Kaya Genç is a contributor to The New York Review of Books and the author of Under the Shadow (Bloomsbury/I.B. Tauris), a ‘fascinating and informative compilation that represents both investigative and literary journalism at their finest’ according to Publishers Weekly. The Economist called Under the Shadow a ‘refreshingly balanced’ book whose author ‘has announced himself as a voice to be listened to’. The Los Angeles Review of Books praised Kaya’s 2015 book, An Istanbul Anthology (American University in Cairo Press) as ‘a compellingly real picture of the city’. The Atlantic picked his writings for the magazine’s ‘best works of journalism in 2014’ list. Kaya’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, The Paris Review, The Times Literary Supplement and The London Review of Books. He holds a Ph.D. in English Literature and he is a contributing editor to Index on Censorship. Kaya gave lectures at venues including the Royal Anthropological Institute and appeared live on flagship programmes including Midday on WNYC and BBC’s Start the Week. He has been a speaker at Edinburgh, Jaipur and Ways With Words book festivals, and he is a critic for Artforum and Art in America. Kaya’s new book, The Lion and the Nightingale: A Journey through Modern Turkey (Bloomsbury/I.B. Tauris) will be published in the autumn of 2019.