Kaya Genç

Kaya Genç is a novelist and essayist from Istanbul. His writing has appeared, mostly online but also in print, in The Paris Review, The Believer, The Guardian, Financial Times, the London Review of Books, Prospect, and Time, among others. Kaya is the Istanbul correspondent for The Believer and the Los Angeles Review of Books, and a contributing editor at Index on Censorship. He curated a book on Istanbul for American University in Cairo Press which will be out in 2015. Kaya is working on his first English novel. He is writing a history of Turkish literature for Harvard University Press and a book on “Angry Young Turkey” for I.B. Tauris.


Scenes from the Uneasy Cafe

Greg Cullison looks to Kaya Genç's "Under the Shadow" to make sense Turkey's past few years of protest and tumult....

City of Heaven and Hell

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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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