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.