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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 SupplementThe PuritanPRI’s The World, Muftah, EurasiaNet, Versopolis, and Time Out Istanbul. You can view her Contently portfolio, or just a selection of her writings here.

To contact Maria for freelance editorial or content work, write to her here or on Twitter.


Hot Off the Press

When school shootings continue in the US at an unabated rate, how do writers respond? Read about it in “When Change Doesn’t Happen: School Shootings and the Piles of Novels That Follow” on the Ploughshares blog.

I’m beyond thrilled to have my review of the very first English-language translation of the Greek novel, Loxandra, in this week’s edition of The Times Literary Supplement.

The Grassroots women of Mexico and Peru knew how to tackle reconstruction efforts in Mexico City with the Huairou Commission. Read all about it here.

My essay, “Roots Like Museum Pieces,” will be published in the anthology, Expat Sofra: Recipes of Foreign Life in Turkey, in May 2018!