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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 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

My essay, “Leaving Istanbul,” on love, loss, and leaving the City of Cities has been published in the Fall 2017 issue of The Puritan, and I couldn’t be more excited.


How does a publisher find and support great literary fiction in translation? Read my interview in the Ploughshares blog with Europa Edition’s editor-in-chief, Michael Reynolds, to find out more about the formidable house that brought Elena Ferrante’s novels and many more great works to English-speaking audiences.