Kaya Genc

journalist and author

Kaya Genç is a contributor to The New York Review of Books and the author of Under the Shadow: Rage and revolution in Modern Turkey (Bloomsbury/I.B. Tauris, 2016), a ‘fascinating and informative compilation that represents both investigative and literary journalism at their finest’ according to Publishers Weekly. The Economist called Under the Shadow a ‘refreshingly balanced’ book whose author ‘has announced himself as a voice to be listened to’.

His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, The Paris Review, The Times Literary Supplement and The London Review of Books. Kaya holds a Ph.D. in English Literature and he is a contributing editor to Index on Censorship. The Atlantic picked Kaya’s writings for the magazine’s ‘best works of journalism in 2014’ list. He is a critic for Artforum, and he has given lectures at venues including the Royal Anthropological Institute and appeared live on flagship programmes including Midday on WNYC and BBC’s Start the Week. His new book, The Lion and the Nightingale: A Journey through Modern Turkey (Bloomsbury/I.B.Tauris) will be published in the autumn of 2019.

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