The Oracle of Stamboul   Leave a comment

Tomorrow, February 24th at 4:15 (eastern) on Woman-Stirred Radio, Merry Gangemi welcomes Michael David Lukas to a conversation about his debut novel, The Oracle of Stamboul. The novel tells the story of Eleonora Cohen,  an amazingly intelligent and sophistocated orphan who, at eight-years-old, grew to become a close confident and advisor the Ottoman sulton and whose intellectual and personal relationtionship with him changed the course of history.

Click HERE to read an excerpt.

Michael David Lukas has been a Fullbright Scholar in Turkey, a night-shift proofreader in Tel Aviv, and a waiter at the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference in Vermont! He is a graduate of Brown University and the Uniersity of Maryland. His work can be found in National Geographic Traveler, Georgia Review, among others, and has awarded several fellowships as well as a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

So tune in locally at 91.1fm or stream us live at

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