Creative Writing Reading Series ft. Nazli Koca


Location: 232 Decio English Commons (View on map )

Nazli Koca

You're invited to join the Creative Writing Reading Series for a reading from Nazli Koca on Wednesday, October 25th in 232 Decio English Commons. This reading is free and open to the public.

Praise for The Applicant:

A February Indie Next Pick
A Winter/Spring 2023 Indies Introduce Featured Title
A Most Anticipated Book of Winter 2023 from Bustle, Vulture, and Literary Hub

“Wry and reflective… in the tradition of writers like Ferrante.”—New York Times Book Review

“Irresistibly consumable yet compellingly durable… An introspective meditation on the infinite absurdities that constrain the possibilities of autonomy and creativity in the early twenty-first century.”—Ploughshares

“Told through tense, sardonic journal entries that are as cutting as they are tender, The Applicant sheds light on the grim reality of pursuing the life of an artist.”—Vulture, “30 Books We Can’t Wait to Read This Winter"


Nazlı Koca is a writer and poet from Turkey who now lives in the US. Her writing has appeared in the Threepenny Review, Bookforum, and Second Factory, among other outlets. The Applicant is her first novel.