Lady Faith’s designer Nazlı Soylu isn't in it for the money, and her T-shirts, dresses, and athletic outfits with colorful digital prints give off a distinctly soulful vibe.
Maria Eliades, Antoine Remise, and Julius Motal discover the real spirit of Istanbul's legendary Grand Bazaar in its larger-than-life merchants, including "Lord of the Leaves" Nick Merdenyan; jewelry craftsman, designer,
and visionary Sevan Bıçakçı, and former chemistry teacher turned vintage textile master, Hoca Mustafa Yılmaz.
Get an insider's perspective on Istanbul and Turkey with these vintage travelogues. See another side of the country as you travel this summer, or simply enjoy the trip from the comfort of your favorite armchair.
In Tatiana Salem Levy’s The House in Smyrna, her unnamed narrator, a woman of Turkish- Jewish descent who lives in Brazil, seeks her ancestral home with a key given to her
by her grandfather. The novel, however, is about much more than just discovering that one can never grasp "the homeland" when trying to write about it.
See a different side of Turkey from overlooked geographical gems and historical sites in Central Anatolia, the east and the southern coast.
A review of the surreal novel, "Reckless," and an interview with its translators, John Angliss and Maureen Freely.
Maria Eliades interviews translator Donny Smith on bringing Cemal Süreya's Üvercinka (Igeon Woman) into English, and writes about writer Ersan Üldes, whose work has won a spot in Best European Fiction 2011.
Reviews of Constantinople by Edmondo de Amicis and Istanbul Noir, translated and edited by Mustafa Ziyalan and Amy Spangler.
Maria Eliades talks to editor, Jim Hinks about Comma Press' Turkish to English endeavour, The Book of Istanbul. The leading independent publisher based in Manchester, England, began as an artists' group that published short story booklets around England. In 2007, they began focusing their translation imprint on foreign fiction. The Book of Istanbul, which was supported by the Turkish Subvention Project (TEDA) and the British Council, is their first Turkish collection.
An interview with author Ahmet Ümit and translator Elke Dixon on working together following the publication of Ümit's suspense novel, Patasana, in English.
Maria Eliades chats with Elif Batuman, author of The Possessed, and recipient of the Rona Jaffa Foundation Writers' Award for humor and the Whiting Award, about Istanbul and the limits of fiction.
A round-up of the best books about Turkey and the lands Ottoman Empire, and in translation from Turkish for the end of 2010.
Interview with author Barbara Nadel and reviews of Nadel's latest crime novel, A Noble Killing, and ofArmenian Orthodox Patriarchate, Splendor and Pageantry: Textile Treasures from the Armenian Orthodox Churches in Istanbul by Ronald T. Marchese, Marlene R. Breu and the Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul.
Maria Eliades chats with Joanna Rajkowska and Minna Henriksson on conservatism and criticism.
Selin Rozanes started her food tour and cooking class company, Turkish Flavours, after her friends told her they wanted to learn how she cooks Chinese, Indian, French, and Sephardic dishes.