I am a British writer and critic based in Istanbul.
My work can be broadly divided into two categories that, though occasionally overlapping, I approach separately: Turkish literature and Fantasy.
Turkish literature: I am the editor of the Bosphorus Review of Books. In the review, I have written extensive critical articles about Turkish literature and have interviewed a wide range of writers, for award-winning novelists such as Burhan Sönmez and Ayfer Tunç, to journalists like Ece Temelkuran and academics such as Süleyman Şanlı and Soner Çağaptay. I have worked as a podcast host and critic for the English language news site Duvar English.
Fantasy: My short fiction has been published in a range of genre magazines. I have also written critically for Three Crows Magazine, the British Fantasy Society and Andromeda Spaceways Magazine. I also have been conducting an interview series for Three Crows Magazine with some of the most interesting writers in the genre including Booker Prize-winner Marlon James, Brian Catling and graphic novelist Kiron Gillian.
I’m interested in exploring these two areas for the new books network. For Turkish literature, I want to cover new and exciting academic and nonfiction works about Turkey. Moreover, I am interested in covering newly translated fiction about the country. For fantasy, I would like to talk to writers with fresh novels that push the boundaries of what fantasy and genre fiction more broadly are and what they can be.
Luke Frostick is a writer based in Istanbul. He is the editor of the Bosphorus Review of Books and can be found on twitter @Frostickwrites.