Nathalie Alyon is a Tel Avivian Turk who likes to write and live around the world. She is the former associate editor of the Journal of Levantine Studies published by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and network coordinator of the Anna Lindh Foundation for Intercultural Dialogue. A Brown University graduate, she has an MA in Middle Eastern Studies and teaches a course on Ottoman History. Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in online and print publications. She blogs about intercultural living at packthestory.com.