Kaya Genç is the author of The Lion and the Nightingale: A Journey through Modern Turkey (Bloomsbury/I.B. Tauris, 2019), Under the Shadow (Bloomsbury/I.B. Tauris, 2016) and An Istanbul Anthology (Bloomsbury/AUC Press, 2015). 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 described An Istanbul Anthology 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 is a contributor to The New York Review of Books and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, The Paris Review, The Times Literary Supplement and The London Review of Books. He is a critic for Artforum and Art in America. 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 holds a Ph.D. in English Literature.