Alev Scott is a journalist and author previously based in Athens and Istanbul, where she taught Latin at the Bosphorus University. She has written for the Financial Times, Guardian, Harper’s, Times Literary Supplement, Newsweek, Politico Europe, New Statesman, Prospect, the BBC, Huffington Post, The Times, Sunday Times, Witte de With, New Humanist and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Her work for radio and TV includes the BBC’s World Service, Today Programme, Woman’s Hour, Radio 3 Free Thinking and ITN. Her lectures include : “Weaponising the Past: How Politicians Use Nostalgia to Win Elections” for the OECD, Paris in 2019, and “Intellectuals in Exile – A Metaphor of the Future?” for the European Commission, Brussels, 2018.
Turkish Awakening, 2014, shortlisted for Debut Political Book of the Year, 2015 Paddy Power Political Book Awards. Faber & Faber, UK.
Ottoman Odyssey: Travels Through a Lost Empire, 2018. Shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award. Quercus, UK – Pegasus, US
Power and the People: Five Lessons from the Birthplace of Democracy, 2019. Quercus Books, UK – Pegasus Books, US – Dioptra Publishing, Greece.