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Maria Eliades is a Greek-American writer who lives in the New York metro area and blogs for Ploughshares. She’s also written fiction and non-fiction on everything from Turkish literature in translation, Greek/Turkish culture, and Turkish politics. Maria lived in Istanbul, Turkey for six years and is currently working on a novel.


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I’ve interviewed Dr. Aron Aji, winner of the 2004 National Translation Award and an NEA Literature Fellowship holder who is also the president of The American Literary Translators Association and the director of the University of Iowa MFA in Literary Translation. The interview can be read here on the Ploughshares blog.

The brave Turkish caricaturists and writers of the satire magazine, Bayan Yanı, take on the Turkish government and society through humor. Learn how through my piece for PRI’s The World.