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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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In my latest for Muftah, I discuss Turkish journalist Ahmet Şık’s latest imprisonment despite his acquittal from the OdaTV case.

 

In March, I interviewed translator and co-founder of the literary agency, Anatolia Lit, Amy Spangler, on translating Noontime in Yenişehir, bringing Turkish modern classics to English readers, and the difficulties of selling writer Aslı Erdoğan’s work in English,  as part two of a series on translating Turkish for the Ploughshares blog. To read it, click here.