Mario Levi

Mario Levi is a writer of novels who has worked as a French teacher, journalist and copywriter. He lectures at Yeditepe University, Istanbul. Istanbul Was a Fairy Tale is his first work to be translated into English.
Istanbul Was A Fairy Tale
Istanbul Was a Fairy Tale is a post-modern novel on a grand scale that follows three generations of an Istanbul Jewish family from the Ottoman Empire to the late 20th century. Istanbul is their only home, and yet they live in a state of alienation, isolating themselves from the world around them. Leading Turkish novelist Mario Levi came to Jewish Book Week to share the essence of Istanbul and its storied past. “Istanbul Was a Fairy Tale—and was much more: a dream, an illusion, ...