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.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

Turkish Contemporary Art 2.0

Kaya Genç interviews contemporary Turkish artist Halil Altındere and writer Süreyyya Evren about "User’s Manual 2.0: Contemporary Art in Turkey 1975–2015."...


The Return of the Repressed

Arabic is one of the six most spoken languages in the world today, with more than 400 million people using one of its varieties....


Imagining the “Other”

Nazi propagandists instrumentalized and distorted Turkey for the political purposes of the Third Reich....


Hercule Poirot and Us

Contributor Kaya Genç examines actor David Suchet's role as Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot....


Auerbach in Istanbul

Erich Auerbach’s life in Istanbul, after escaping the Nazis, and his greatest work, "Mimesis"...


Wilde in the Office

A hundred and twenty five years ago, Oscar Wilde edited a fashion magazine, his first and only office job. We have ...

Wilde in the Office
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