Maria Eliades is a Greek-American writer, journalist, editor, and researcher who lives in the New York metro area, but formerly lived in Istanbul, Turkey for six years. Maria covers politics, culture, art, literature, fashion, travel, food, and leisure in Turkey and Greece.
Her bylines include work for the Ploughshares blog, The Times Literary Supplement, The Puritan, PRI’s The World, Muftah, EurasiaNet, Versopolis, and Time Out Istanbul. You can view her Contently portfolio, or just a selection of her writings here.
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“Leaving Istanbul” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize last year by my fantastic editor at The Puritan, André Forget, but it’s also now a notable essay in the Best American Essays 2018 anthology!