Essays

October 19, 2017 – The New York Review of BooksA Very American Endeavor

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

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

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

July 15, 2017 – VICEOne year later

June 20, 2017 – The Los Angeles Review of BooksThe 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 – VICEIstanbul on the edge

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

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

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

February 10, 2017 – Aperture Dispatch from Istanbul

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

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

January 7, 2017 – New RepublicWalking Dully Along

January 1, 2017 – The New York TimesFirst Darkness, Then Terror

December 21, 2016 – VICESyria’s astronaut refugee

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

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

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

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

October 26, 2016 – The MillionsOur Great Contrarian

October 24, 2016 – The BelieverA Young Turk in Love

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 15, 2016 – The Times Literary SupplementWilde the child

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

June 30, 2016 – Pacific StandardThe Mood in Istanbul

June 15, 2016 – GuernicaThe 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 WorldPostTurkey is About to Change

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

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

April 13, 2016 – New RepublicSpringtime in Istanbul

April 7, 2016 – Los Angeles Review of BooksOn 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 StandardAn American in Istanbul: Molly Crabapple on Art and Activism

March 18, 2016 – NewsweekTurkey’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 CensorshipOn “coup plots”, journalism trials and Turkey’s need for a proper dissensus

February 15, 2016 – GuernicaIstanbul’s Wandering Songbirds

January 28, 2016 – Sight & Sound10 great films set in Istanbul

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

January 12, 2016 – The WorldPostIstanbul 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 RepublicThe Graphic Memoir Comes to Turkey

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

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

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

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

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

November 2, 2015 – New RepublicWhy Turkey Stuck With Erdogan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 13, 2015 – Pacific StandardRiding an UberBOAT Across the Bosphorous

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

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

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

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

April 19, 2015 – Sight & SoundOne Step Back

April 6, 2015 – The GuardianTurkey’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 BelieverA Turkish Hero of Our Time

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

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

November 26, 2014 – GuernicaWindows in the House of History

November 25, 2014 – The Believer – 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 – Art in the Office

October 23, 2014 – GuernicaThe Keys to the Kingdom

October 23, 2014 – The RumpusThe Children Act

October 21, 2014 – Sight & SoundForbidden Fruit

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

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

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

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

August 8, 2014 – GuernicaTurkey’s Unofficial Referandum

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

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

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

June 19, 2014 – Los Angeles Review of BooksSurviving 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 & SoundOld 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 – The name behind the crater

April 30, 2014 – Sight & SoundBridges in time

April 9, 2014 – Paris Review DailyInfinite Reality

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

April 1, 2014 – Fiction AdvocateHow Should an Author Be

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

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

March 12, 2014 – GuernicaThe Self-Inventions of Modernity

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

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

February 18, 2014 – RumpusThe 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 BooksAuerbach in Istanbul

January 8, 2014 – Paris Review DailyDivine Wisdom

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

December 19, 2013 – PEN AtlasLiving by the pen

December 19, 2013 – Full Stop – The Circle

December 17, 2013 – The GuardianApollinaire publisher on trial in Turkey

December 10, 2013 – PANKThe Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 4, 2013 – GuernicaThe political color wheel

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

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

September 19, 2013 – RumpusFrom the Ruins of Empire

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

September 3, 2013 – White ReviewOutside 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 DailyTake a Shot Now

August 12, 2013 – Salon – Ebooks v. Cigarettes

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

August 1, 2013 – PEN AtlasOur man in Berkhamsted

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

July 15, 2013 – Los Angeles Review of BooksTurkey 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 TimesLetter 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 BooksOutside 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 on CensorshipThe 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 – Ian McEwan’s Sweet Tooth

November 27, 2012 – PANKAncient Light

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

November 20, 2012 – RumpusLionel Asbo: State of England

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

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

August 24, 2012 – The New InquiryComing Out of the Coffin

August 12, 2012 – Los Angeles Review of BooksWilde 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 MillionsMario Vargas Llosa and the Heart of Roger Casement

June 4, 2012 – Guernica – 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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