Writing about Turkey

Come discover Istanbul & Turkey with my books!

A comment on a recent post of mine made me aware that some of you don’t know much about me. I’m a sociologist, writer and blogger, but more importantly I’m someone who has a real passion for Turkey. I got tired of reading travel articles, academic papers and blogs by people who’d clearly never spent that much time in the country and so my blog Inside Out In Istanbul was born. It reflects my deep love of Turkey, extensive knowledge of the culture, and determination to scratch away the seemingly mundane surface of ordinary Turkish life to reveal the complexities below. My keen desire to dispel popular myths and misconceptions about Turkey includes wanting to know why sheep heads are displayed the wrong way up. Despite that embarrassment, I continue to want to share just what it is about Turkey that makes it so special, and I think I’ve managed to do that pretty well. However, as they say, the proof is in the pudding, so please click on the links below to have a look at some excerpts from my books.

For an excerpt from Inside Out In Istanbul: Making Sense of the City 2nd edition, click here
For an excerpt from Exploring Turkish Landscapes: Crossing Inner Boundaries, click here
For a review of Waiting for the Tulips to Bloom: Adrift in Istanbul, click here

If you like what you read, you can buy a copy on Amazon by clicking on the title of the one you want (or by clicking on the photos on the right-hand side of my website). All three titles are available in paperback or as e-books to read on your Kindle or computer.

And for those of you who love Istanbul but aren’t so big on reading, I’ve also researched, written and recorded an audio walking tour of Kadikoy, my local area. It’s called Stepping Back Through Chalcedon: Kadikoy Walk. You can listen to an excerpt from it here.

Thanks for taking the time to read my post toady. I’d love to hear your feedback so feel free to write a comment below or share this post by clicking on one of the handy icons.

Happy reading!

Lisa Morrow

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About Goreme1990

I’m Lisa Morrow, the person behind www.insideoutinistanbul.com. I was born in Sydney, Australia and grew up a leafy middle class North Shore suburb. After finishing high school I went to Sydney University but failed to find my niche. After working as a public servant, cleaner, sales assistant, waitress, bar maid and car counter, I went overseas. Once there I hitchhiked through the UK, travelled in Europe and arrived in Turkey just as the Gulf War was starting. My three months stay in the small central Anatolian village of Göreme changed my life. On my return to Australia I earned a BA Honours Degree in Sociology from Macquarie University. An academic career beckoned but the call to travel was louder. After several false starts I moved to Turkey and lived there for ten years. In 2017 I moved to Lisbon, Portugal, but continue to travel regularly to Istanbul. In addition to my blog I've written a travel narrative memoir called "Waiting for the Tulips to Bloom: Adrift in Istanbul" and two collections of essays, "Inside Out In Istanbul: Making Sense of the City" and "Exploring Turkish Landscapes: Crossing Inner Boundaries". I have a regular segment on San Francisco Turkish radio and in early 2017 I released an audio walking tour called "Stepping back through Chalcedon: Kadikoy Walk", through VoiceMap. In addition I write for various international and Australian magazines and websites, as well as for this blog. A full list of my published articles, with links, can be found on the Writing on Turkey and Writing Beyond Turkey pages.
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