The Archaeology of Fiction

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Ayşegül Savaş grew up in London, Copenhagen, and Istanbul. She has a degree in anthropology and Russian from Middlebury College and an MFA in writing from the University of San Francisco. She currently teaches writing at the journalism school of the Sorbonne in Paris.

Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, The Paris Review Daily, and Guernica, among other publications. Her debut novel, Walking on the Ceiling, was published by Riverhead Books in Spring 2019 to rave reviews. Her second novel, White on White, is forthcoming, also from  Riverhead. 

An alumna of Under the Volcano and a two-time Reading Fellow in the program, Ayşegül Savaş will be leading the English fiction master class for a select group of writers working on short stories or novels.


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