Ottoman Fiction

This page aims to compile a list of fictional novels/poems/short stories that feature, mention or are set in the Ottoman Empire regardless of age or genre. Any suggestions for additions let us know!

Yashim Ottoman Detective Series

The Janissary Tree

The Snake Stone

The Bellini Card

An Evil Eye

by Jason Goodwin

Author Website

Kamil Pasha Novels

The Sultan’s Seal

The Abyssinian Proof

The Winter Thief

by Jenny White

Author Website

Arabesk Trilogy




By Jon Courtenay Grimwood

The Dervish House by Iain McDonald

The Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lokas

The Aviary Gate by Katie Hickman

Blood Rock by James Jackson

Ottoman by Alan Savage

Vlad by C C Humphreys

A Place Called Armageddon by C C Humphreys

The Siege by Ismail Kadare (Originally Albanian/French)

The Religion by Tim Willocks

The Gentle Infidel by Lawrence Schoonover

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

The Stone Woman by Tariq Ali

Valide: A Novel of the Harem by Barbara Chase-Riboud

Under The Yoke by Ivan Vasov (Originally Bulgarian)

Birds Without Wings by Louis De Bernieres

One Son is Enough by Peggy Woodford

My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk (Originally Turkish)

The White Castle by Orhan Pamuk (Originally Turkish)

Pascali’s Island by Barry Unsworth

Assassins Creed: Revelations by Oliver Bowden



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