Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Expat Harem’s Experts: Authors, Speakers, and Television Guests
Our knowledgable Expat Harem contributors have once more been called upon to share their expertise on topics Turkish. We applaud their myriad successes!

Sally Green and Susan Fleming Holm Speak at Northwestern University
On April 21st at the Roberta Buffet Center for International and Comparative Studies in Chicago, Sally and Susan presented a discussion on Expat Harem and modern Turkey as part of Northwestern University's BCICS Keyman Modern Turkish Studies series. Plied with questions by an engaged audience afterwards, Sally and Susan plan to develop similar events together for more venues in the future.

Sally Green is an instructor in the Program for Writing and Rhetoric at
Colorado University at Boulder. Susan Fleming Holm is the Dorothy Donald Professor of Modern Foreign Languages at Monmouth College.

Kathleen Hamilton Gundogdu Featured on American Public Television
This month on American public television, Rudy Maxa's World aired a travel segment on Istanbul featuring Expat Harem writer and personal shopper Kathleen Hamilton Gundogdu as she revealed the innerworkings of the Grand Bazaar and showed Rudy how to bargain.

Kathleen, a columnist for top English-language national newspaper in Turkey,
Today’s Zaman, is also a regular contributor to international periodicals such as London-based Taste Anatolia and Hali magazines.

Jessica Lutz’s Latest Book on Turkey
Congratulations to Jessica Lutz whose book Gezichten van Istanbul, verhalen over een stad tussen twee continenten (Faces of Istanbul: Tales From a City Between Two Continents) was published by Uitgeverij Conserve in the Netherlands this spring. She’s now working on the English translation of this lyrical portrait of the Turkish city which holds her heart.

A veteran journalist for Dutch television and resident of Turkey for nearly two decades, Jessica also shared her perspective on the dark side of the city in the anthology Istanbul Noir, to be released in November. Her first book on Turkey, De Gouden Appel, was published in 2002 by Uitgeverij De Geus.

Saturday, May 03, 2008


Where in the World is Matt Lauer? is an annual travel series of NBC's Today Show, America's #1 morning network TV program. During Where in the World, for one week Matt Lauer pops up in a different global city each day.
On Day 4 Matt arrived in Istanbul, interviewing Expat Harem editors Anastasia and Jennifer live in front of the Haghia Sofia --and in front of 5.4 million viewers at home in the United States!
The Today Show also featured Tales from the Expat Harem, the only book mentioned on the three hour telecast. View the Expat Harem interview here or below.

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