Kaya Genç is a novelist and essayist from Istanbul whose writing has appeared in a wide variety of acclaimed media outlets, including The Guardian, The Paris Review and Time Magazine. His first novel, L’Avventura, was published in 2008. Genç has a PhD in English literature and is the Istanbul correspondent of The Believer and The LA Review of Books as well as a contributing editor at Index on Censorship. He is currently writing a history of Turkish literature for Harvard University Press and his second book, Under the Shadow: Rage and Revolution in Modern Turkey, will be published by IB Tauris on the 6th October 2016.
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