Andrew Finkel

Andrew Finkel has been a journalist based in Turkey since 1989, and has corresponded for a variety of print and broadcast media including The Daily TelegraphThe TimesThe EconomistTIMEThe Art Newspaper and CNN. More unusually, he has worked in the Turkish language press both in the newsroom and as a featured columnist; he is food critic and contributing editor for Istanbul’s Cornucopia magazine. His free-lance articles and editorials have appeared in a large number of publications including The Washington PostThe Guardian, the ObserverForeign AffairsThe Financial TimesLe Monde Diplomatique and in the Latitudes column of the New York Times.

He is also a founding member of P24, an Istanbul-based NGO that supports independent journalism. His handbook, Turkey, What Everyone Needs to Know is published by Oxford University Press and a novel, The Adventure of the Second Wife is published by Even Keel.


The Adventure of the Second Wife

Andrew Finkel

Strange that the last great Ottoman Sultan would have Sherlock Holmes stories read to him before going to sleep. Stranger still, his addiction helped change the course of history. A clue to these goings-on lay in Conan Doyle’s dying words that the one adventure that still intrigued him was ‘The Second Wife’. For no such story exists… Or does it? READ MORE

Hardback: £20.00

Stamboul Ghosts: A Stroll Through Bohemian Istanbul

Andrew Finkel

Colourful, cosmopolitan, hard-drinking, often outrageous characters throng this rollicking memoir by the late John Freely, who moved with his family to Istanbul in 1960 and changed travel writing for good with his 1972 guide, Strolling Through Istanbul. Dozens of books on travel, history and science would follow. READ MORE

Hardback: £16.95