By Cat Dixon

How a Dress Lost its Sparkle

By Emma Lee


By Kriselda Kaçupaj

You Must Climb Your Ladder of Thorns and Grow to Death

By Charlie Brice

Anchors Away

By Charlie Brice

A Completely Ordinary Man

By Tanja Bakıć

Oh So Clever Odysseus

By Jessica Stilling


By David Holper

A Tattered Beauty

By Karen Petersen

That Little While

By Bruce Mcrae


Dinner With Vlad the Impaler

By James Tressler

Tomato Seeds

By Melisa Kesmez, translated by Ralph Hubbell

The Happiest Man Alive

By Grove Koger

The Hand

By Mark Wyers


By Bengisu Sakarya



A Genocide Literature Classic: The Forty Days of Musa Dagh, Franz Werfel

By Matt Hanson

Four Japanese Books for the Soul of Istanbul

By Luke Frostick 

Iraqi Sci-Fi – Post War Visions of Trauma and Change

By Lydia Beardmore

How to Lie About the Books You Haven’t Read

By Vincent Francone


On Erdoğan's Past and Turkey's Future:

A conversation with Soner Çağaptay

What Makes Travel Literature? 

A conversation with Barnaby Rogerson, editor of Eland

Creative Non-fiction


An excerpt from Waiting for the Tulips to Bloom: Adrift in Istanbul by Lisa Morrow

In Search of the Almond Squares: A Proustian Adventure

By Karen Petersen

Notes From the Editors