Essays

August 29, 2017 – London Review of Books website – On the Sleeper

August 24, 2017 – Aperture Magazine – Elements of Style: On Olgaç Bozalp

July 31, 2017 – The Los Angeles Review of Books – At Santa Maddalena

July 15, 2017 – VICE – One year later

June 20, 2017 – The Los Angeles Review of Books – The pleasures of the glimpse: on Dirk Braeckman at the Venice Biennale

June 1, 2017 – Index on Censorship (Summer 2017 Issue) – Frenemies: a story

June 1, 2017 – New Humanist (Summer 2017 Issue) – The dispossessed 

April 16, 2017 – VICE – Istanbul on the edge

April 7, 2017 – The Times Literary Supplement – Gothic Sherlock (cover story)

March 21, 2017 – The Believer – Waste Not, Want Not: The Future of Contemporary Art

March 18, 2017 – The WorldPost – The Turkey-Netherlands Spat Is A Reminder Of A New Specter Haunting Europe

February 10, 2017 – Aperture Magazine – Dispatch from Istanbul

January 20, 2017 – Sight and Sound – Turkey’s Greatest Cinephile?

January 11, 2017 – The WorldPost – Under a Blanket of Snow, Istanbul Finally Breathes

January 7, 2017 – New Republic – Walking Dully Along

January 1, 2017 – The New York Times – First Darkness, Then Terror

December 21, 2016 – VICE – Syria’s astronaut refugee

December 20, 2016 – The New Statesman – The Russian ambassador’s killing will only strengthen Turkey-Russia relations

December 12, 2016 – The New Statesman – An attack on Istanbul’s warm heart

December 2, 2016 – The WorldPost – Uncertainty in Post-Coup Turkey Is Refueling Istanbul’s Art Scene

November 25, 2016 – The Times Literary Supplement – Blank spaces on the map

October 26, 2016 – The Millions – Our Great Contrarian

October 24, 2016 – The Believer – A Young Turk in Love

October 20, 2016 – The WorldPost – After the Failed Coup, Many Young Turks Are Yearning For Independence

August 27, 2016 – London Review Bookshop – Angry Young Turkey: on Turkey’s frustrations

August 9, 2016 – The National – Mark Rothko, the flag and Turkey’s red future

July 20, 2016 – The WorldPost – A Night Out With Turkey’s Anti-Coup Protesters

July 18, 2016 – Pacific Standard– When American Radicals Take Over the Berlin Bienniale

July 16, 2016 – The New York Times – A Night at the Coup

July 15, 2016 – The Times Literary Supplement – Wilde the child

July 1, 2016 – The WorldPost – Once the Capital of Nostalgia, Istanbul Is Now the Capital of Anxiety and Neurosis

June 30, 2016 – Pacific Standard– The Mood in Istanbul

June 15, 2016 – Guernica – The White Center

June 3, 2016 – The Times Literary Supplement – ‘Please don’t leave us alone’: ‘A TLS symposium with leading figures in academia, literature and the humanities’

May 26, 2016 – The WorldPost – Turkey is About to Change

May 10, 2016 – The Millions – Here’s to the Cowardly Ones: On Dmitri Shostakovich and Emotional Rebellion

May 2, 2016 – The WorldPost – In Turkey, Secularism Is Much More Than a Word

April 13, 2016 – New Republic– Springtime in Istanbul

April 7, 2016 – Los Angeles Review of Books – On the “demonic energy & radiance” of “Mustang”

April 1, 2016 – Index on Censorship (Spring 2016 Issue) – When the Dream upset the regime

March 28, 2016 – Pacific Standard – An American in Istanbul: Molly Crabapple on Art and Activism

March 18, 2016 – Newsweek – Turkey’s Deal with the EU Could Destroy Its Flourishing Refugee Community

March 16, 2016 – London Review of Books blog – The Case of Fadi Mansour

March 11, 2016 – Index on Censorship – On “coup plots”, journalism trials and Turkey’s need for a proper dissensus

February 15, 2016 – Guernica – Istanbul’s Wandering Songbirds

January 28, 2016 – Sight & Sound – 10 great films set in Istanbul

January 16, 2016 – The Los Angeles Review of Books – Turkish Contemporary Art 2.0

January 12, 2016 – The WorldPost – Istanbul Has Always Been a City of Fires and Earthquakes. Today, It Was a City of Terror.

December 21, 2015 – London Review of Books blog – Finneganın Vahı

December 17, 2015 – New Republic – The Graphic Memoir Comes to Turkey

December 11, 2015 – The Los Angeles Review of Books – The Return of the Repressed

December 1, 2015 – Index on Censorship (Winter 2015 Issue) – Not just hot air

December 1, 2015 – The WorldPost – Syria Should Not Cost Turkey Its Peace With the Kurds

November 16, 2015 – The Los Angeles Review of Books – Imagining the “Other”

November 9, 2015 – The Believer Logger – A Novel Without a Head

November 2, 2015 – New Republic – Why Turkey Stuck With Erdogan

November 2, 2015 – Pacific Standard – In Search of Istanbul’s Ghost Malls

September 29, 2015 – Al Jazeera English – Poverty in Orhan Pamuk’s Turkey

September 21, 2015 – The Believer Logger – A Call for Peace

September 18, 2015 – Pacific Standard – The Istanbul Biennial: Orhan Pamuk and the Mysteries of Water

September 13, 2015 – The Los Angeles Review of Books – Turkey Under Western Eyes

September 1, 2015 – Index on Censorship (Autumn 2015 Issue) – In the Court of Purity

July 31, 2015 – Pacific Standard – How Turkey’s War on ISIS Is Imperiling a Kurdish Peace

July 19, 2015 – The Los Angeles Review of Books – Murder Mysteries After the Death of the Author

July 13, 2015 – Pacific Standard – Riding an UberBOAT Across the Bosphorous

July 1, 2015 – Index on Censorship (Summer 2015 Issue) – Silence on Campus 

June 11, 2015 – Little Atoms – Welcome to Turkey’s Desert of the Real

June 8, 2015 – Time – Turkish Voters Have Punished the Ruling Party for Bullying Minorities

June 5, 2015 – Prospect – Could this party change Turkey’s political landscape?

April 19, 2015 – Sight & Sound – One Step Back

April 6, 2015 – The Guardian – Turkey’s social media ban is a hark back to the old bureaucracy

March 18, 2015 – Index on Censorship (Spring 2015 Issue) – The state v the poets 

February 27, 2015 – London Review of Books blog – Turkish versions of ‘The Little Prince’

January 12, 2015 – The Believer Logger – A Turkish Hero of Our Time

January 12, 2015 – Full Stop Magazine – Diary of the Fall

December 11, 2014 – Index on Censorship (Winter 2014 Issue) – A climate of intimidation 

November 26, 2014 – Guernica – Windows in the House of History

November 25, 2014 – The Believer Logger – Kaya Genç on Avi Steinberg on The Book of Mormon

November 10, 2014 – New Humanist – (Winter 2014 Issue) – In Search of the ‘New Turkey’

October 24, 2014 – The Believer Logger – Art in the Office

October 23, 2014 – Guernica – The Keys to the Kingdom

October 23, 2014 – The Rumpus – The Children Act

October 21, 2014 – Sight & Sound – Forbidden Fruit

October 5, 2014 – Los Angeles Review of Books – Hercule Poirot and Us

September 15, 2014 – Index on Censorship (Autumn 2014 Issue) – Political Framing

August 21, 2014 – London Review of Books – Turkey’s New Left

August 14, 2014 – The Believer Logger – Winter sleep of emotions

August 8, 2014 – Guernica – Turkey’s Unofficial Referandum

August 7, 2014 – Los Angeles Review of Books – Crossing the Border of Fiction

July 12, 2014 – Los Angeles Review of Books – The Sacred and its Discontents

July 12, 2014 – The Guardian – An appreciation of Andrew Mango

June 19, 2014 – Los Angeles Review of Books – Surviving the Black Sea

June 12, 2014 – Index on Censorship (Summer 2014 Issue) – Ghost of Turkey’s Past

June 12, 2014 – Index on Censorship (Summer 2014 Issue) – When one door closes

June 1, 2014 – The Believer (June 2014 Issue) – The Beginning of Anger Is Beautiful

May 22, 2014 – Sight & Sound – Old Injustices

May 22, 2014 – London Review of Books blog – Soma and the Subcontractor System

May 1, 2014 – PEN Atlas – The Greatest Turkish Novel?

April 30, 2014 – The Believer Logger – The name behind the crater

April 30, 2014 – Sight & Sound – Bridges in time

April 9, 2014 – Paris Review Daily – Infinite Reality

April 7, 2014 – The Believer Logger – Life without Twitter was great for the first few hours

April 1, 2014 – Fiction Advocate – How Should an Author Be

March 29, 2014 – London Review of Books blog – Istanbul Votes

March 12, 2014 (Spring Issue) – Index on Censorship – Turkey’s Twitter Army

March 12, 2014 – Guernica – The Self-Inventions of Modernity

March 5, 2014 –  Courrier International – La nation arc-en-ciel

March 1, 2014 – Los Angeles Review of Books – The Embassy of Gossip: Zadie Smith’s First-Person Plural

February 18, 2014 – Rumpus – The Daylight Gate

January 13, 2014 – BÜLENT: Journal of Contemporary Turkey – A squat toilet! Who can still disapprove of it?

January 12, 2014 – Los Angeles Review of Books – Auerbach in Istanbul

January 8, 2014 – Paris Review Daily – Divine Wisdom

January 2, 2014 – Los Angeles Review of Books – Such, Such Were the Miseries: Down and Out in Paris and London and Istanbul

December 19, 2013 – PEN Atlas – Living by the pen

December 19, 2013 – Full Stop Magazine – The Circle

December 17, 2013 – The Guardian – Apollinaire publisher on trial in Turkey

December 10, 2013 – PANK – The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.

December 10, 2013 (Winter 2013-2014 issue) – Index on Censorship – Pressure points

December 10, 2013 (Winter 2013-2014 issue) – Index on Censorship – Turkey’s Alternative Media

December 8, 2013 – Los Angeles Review of Books – The Friends of the Museum

November 25, 2013 – London Review of Books blog – Bricklayer, Waiter, Gravedigger, Spy

November 11, 2013 – Los Angeles Review of Books – Turkey’s Glorious Hat Revolution

November 4, 2013 – Paris Review Daily – It Was the Best of Titles, It Was the Worst of Titles

November 4, 2013 – Guernica – The political color wheel

October 1, 2013 – The Guardian – Good riddance, Turkish school oath – but reforms don’t go far enough

September 24, 2013 – The Millions – The Heart of My Life, the Life of My Heart

September 19, 2013 – Rumpus – From the Ruins of Empire

September 19, 2013 – London Review of Books blog – Turkey’s second oldest paper

September 3, 2013 – White Review – Outside the Uniform

September 3, 2013 – Los Angeles Review of Books – Ali Kemal: Martyred Journalist and Iconic Traitor

August 23, 2013 – London Review of Books blog – At Robinson Crusoe 389

August 20, 2013 – Paris Review Daily – Take a Shot Now

August 12, 2013 – Salon – Ebooks v. Cigarettes

August 10, 2013 – Los Angeles Review of Books – Ebooks v. Lattes

August 1, 2013 (Issue 3, Summer 2013) – Istanbul Review – The Chocolate Man

August 1, 2013 – PEN Atlas – Our man in Berkhamsted

July 25, 2013 – London Review of Books blog – In the Sea of Marmara

July 15, 2013 – Los Angeles Review of Books – Turkey Is Just a Thread That Ties All These Interesting Ideas Together

July 12, 2013 – The Millions – My Little Library in Anatolia

June 28, 2013 – Los Angeles Review of Books – Listening to Vampire Weekend in Istanbul

June 20, 2013 – The Guardian (June 22, 2013 – The Guardian Review) – A latterday Bartleby

June 12, 2013 – The PEN Atlas – The Walnut Tree

June 11, 2013 – Sight & Sound – Visions of Istanbul

June 3, 2013 – London Review of Books blog – In Gezi Park

May 8, 2013 (June 2013 issue) – Sight & Sound – Let Battle Commence

May 1, 2013 – London Review of Books blog – Versions of Omar Khayyám

May 1, 2013 – Little Brother Magazine – But They Fuck You Up

April 14, 2013 – Financial Times – Letter from Istanbul

April 4, 2013 – PEN Atlas – What is Official? Turkish writing, from state discourse to civil literature

February 26, 2013 – London Review of Books blog – Thirty Years of İletişim

February 23, 2013 – Los Angeles Review of Books – Outside the Zone: Searching for Sarai Sierra

February 8, 2013 (March 2013 issue) – Sight & Sound – The legacy of Seyfi Teoman

February 8, 2013 – Index / UNCUT – Number of “insulting Turkishness” cases drops as parliament discusses changing definition of citizenship

February 1, 2013 – Index / UNCUT – Why was this Turkish sociologist given a life sentence?

January 12, 2013 – The Guardian / Guardian Review – Parents please leave Holden alone

January 11, 2013 – Index – The trouble with Taraf

December 24, 2012 – Index / UNCUT – How comic Captain Miki offended the Turkish state

December 7, 2012 – Index / UNCUT – The Magnificent Century

November 28, 2012 – Guernica Magazine – Ian McEwan’s Sweet Tooth

November 27, 2012 – PANK – Ancient Light

November 23, 2012 – HTMLGIANT – Living to tell the tale

November 20, 2012 – Rumpus – Lionel Asbo: State of England

November 5, 2012 – Los Angeles Review of Books – Plebs and Chavs: On Textual Representation of Class

October 1, 2012 – Specter Magazine – A Farewell to the Eye

August 24, 2012 – The New Inquiry – Coming Out of the Coffin

August 12, 2012 – Los Angeles Review of Books – Wilde in the Office

July 18, 2012 – London Review of Books blog – Remember the Umbrella Makers

July 3, 2012 – Index on Censorship – Index award winner faces jail

June 14, 2012 – The Millions – Mario Vargas Llosa and the Heart of Roger Casement

June 4, 2012 – Guernica Magazine – Our Grand Young Filmmaker

April 29, 2012 – Squawk Back / “Franzen delenda est” issue – The Judas Kiss 
April 21, 2012 – The Guardian / The Guardian Review – Pamuk opens his museum 
April 12, 2012 – London Review of Books website – 

Anglobalisation 
March, 2012 – Index on Censorship: 40th Anniversary Issue – Shadow of dissent: Voices of the Brave

March, 2012 – Guide Istanbul Magazine – Private practice

February 8, 2012 – Guernica Magazine – Conrad’s First Novel & His Personal Record

January 9, 2012 – The Millions – Orhan Pamuk’s Unlikely New Role

December 22, 2011 – Index on Censorship – Turkish crackdown on Kurdish journalists

December 8, 2011 – London Review of Books blog – Publish and be jailed

December 4, 2011 – The Guardian Weekly – Turkish coffee and frank talk

November 24, 2011 – The Guardian / Comment is free – Turkish coffee house talk could teach the world a thing or two

November, 2011 – Common Ground News Service (November 15), Daily News Egypt (November 17), Khaleej Times (November 19), The Daily Star (November 21), The Bali Times (November 18-24) – Stalemate in Turkey’s Kurdish question demands brave new moves

October 2011 – Index on Censorship: The Art Issue – Sketches of Dissent: Challenging the Status Quo in Turkey

August 31, 2011 – The Guardian / Comment is free – Turkey’s Kurds must push for a democratic answer
July 2011 – Index on Censorship – Dink’s murderer sentenced to 22 years 
June 11, 2011 – The Guardian / The Guardian Review – Palahniuk and Burroughs, Turkish state’s new ‘suspect authors’ 
March 2011 – Index on Censorship – Arrest of Turkish reporters raises doubts over Ergenekon case 
February 5, 2011 – The Guardian / The Guardian Review – Speak of the Devil

2011 – 1st International Akşit Göktürk Conference: “Visions of the Future Now and Then in Literatures in English”: Book of Proceedings published by İstanbul University – Two journeys on the River Thames

October 2010 – Songlines – The wound within

September 2010 – Index on Censorship – Hrant Dink: A Misinterpreted Peacemaker 

September 2010 – Index on Censorship: Smashed Hits Issue – Coffee-house blues 

August 20, 2010 – Index on Censorship – Stranger than fiction

 Stories & essays in books

2013

The Walnut Tree

PEN Atlas: Literary Dispatches From Turkey, English PEN.

Books edited & translated in Turkish

Forewords

2010

“Önsöz,“ Kâtip Bartleby: Bir Wall-Street Hikâyesi, Herman Melville. Helikopter.

2007

“19. yüzyılın sonunda İngiliz yazarların ikilemi ve Bay W.H.’nin hikâyesi,“ Bay W.H.’nin Portresi, Oscar Wilde. İletişim.

“Cinayetin estetik bir kategoriye dönüşümü,“ Güzel Sanatların Bir Dalı Olarak Cinayet, (Emre Ayvaz’la birlikte), Thomas de Quincey. İletişim. 

“Punch dergisi ve Önemsiz Bir Adamın Günlüğü,” Önemsiz Bir Adamın Günlüğü, George & Weedon Grossmith. İletişim.

Stories & essays in books

2013

Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu’na mektup

Yeraltına Mektuplar, ed. Murat Yalçın, YKY.

2008

Kalıpçı Sokak

İstanbul Sokakları, ed. Murat Yalçın, YKY.

Book translations into Turkish

2015

C, Tom McCarthy. Notos. 

2014

Fikirler Tarihi, Peter Watson (Bahar Tırnakçı, Nurettin Elhüseyni, Barış Pala, Kemal Atakay’la birlikte). YKY.

2013

Açıklamalı Notlarıyla Sherlock Holmes’un Maceraları, Arthur Conan Doyle (Berrak Göçer’le birlikte). Everest.

Sherlock Holmes’un Maceraları (cep boy), Arthur Conan Doyle (Berrak Göçer’le birlikte). Everest.

2011

Şiir Nasıl Okunur, Terry Eagleton. Agora.

Sokaktaki Adam, Philip Roth. YKY.

2010

Kâtip Bartleby: Bir Wall-Street Hikâyesi, Herman Melville. Helikopter.

2009

Sanatçı: Eleştirmen, Yalancı, Katil (Esin Soğancılar, Türker Armaner, Fatih Özgüven’le birlikte), Oscar Wilde. İletişim.

2007

Bay W.H.’nin Portresi, Oscar Wilde. İletişim.

Önemsiz Bir Adamın Günlüğü, George & Weedon Grossmith. İletişim.

2006

Dr. Jekyll ve Bay Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson. İletişim.

Editor for book translations

2012

Kötülük Kol Gezerken, Tony Judt. YKY.

2011

Hayatımızdaki Ekonomi, Julie A. Nelson. YKY

İmparatorluk,Niall Ferguson. YKY

2010

Görüş Evi, Martin Amis. YKY.

Catalogue translations into English and Turkish

2012

Tercüme Eden/Translated by (Cem Akaş, Zeynep Akkuş, İsmet Birkan, Sevan Değirmenciyan, Burç İdem Dinçel, Beril Eyüboğlu, Sabri Gürses, Nigar Hacızade, Victoria Holbrook, Sooyong Kim, Dost Körpe, Selma Öğünç ve Arzu Taşçıoğlu’yla birlikte). SALT. [Turkish to English (Murat Uyurkulak) and English to Turkish (Tom McCarthy)]

2012-2011

iDANS 05 (Eylül-Ekim, 2011) ve iDANS 06 (Ekim, 2012) Katalog ve altyazı çevirileri (Turkish to English and English to Turkish) (Funda Özokçu’yla birlikte)

2011

5 Kişilik Bufet | 5 Person Bufet, Deniz Gül. ARTER. (Turkish to English)

2011

Richard III, Directed by Sam Mendes. Old Vic/IKSV (Turkish to English and English to Turkish)

2010

“Istanbul Project” / Nefes, Pina Bausch, Tanztheater Wuppertal/IKSV (Turkish to English and English to Turkish)

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