I am proud to introduce Stepmother Earth, a classic of twentieth-century Turkish and world literature, now published in English for the first time.

I have been amplifying the voices of writers from Turkey for nearly three decades as a director of the Milet Turkish Literature Series (MTLS), a groundbreaking series of novels, short story collections and anthologies translated from Turkish to English. Featuring works by diverse, established and emerging Turkish writers, including many women, LGBTQ, imprisoned and exiled writers, this series is a vital contribution to world literature in English. You don’t need to know about Turkey to appreciate the books: they are for general readers and literature lovers.

Books in the MTLS are also ideal for academic courses in a wide range of subjects, such as: comparative literature, world literature, women’s literature, women’s studies, gender studies, translation studies, Turkish studies, Middle East studies, and more. See all titles in this superb series on the Milet website.

Praise for MTLS books:

Boundless Solitude by Selim Ileri:  A Library Journal selection for LGBT Pride Month

Aeolian Visions/Versions: Modern Classic and New Writing from Turkey:  “This superb, timely volume is he perfect place to start for anyone in need of a good road map to Turkish Literature.”  TimeOut Istanbul  Book of the Month

Two Green Otters by Buket Uzuner:  “Daring narrative styles and bursts of philosophy make the maybe-love story within Two Green Otters a fascinating trip.”  Foreword Reviews