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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.


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Journey with me through Queens as I discover my family’s history in baklava-making and the best spots making baklava today, written for Culinary Backstreets. Photographs by Julius Motal.

Smug traveler beware: My read of Paul Bowles’ classic novel, The Sheltering Sky, for The Ploughshares Blog.