Leonard Durso


Durso is a native New Yorker, who once owned a literary bookstore in Los Angeles, ran English language programs in New York and Istanbul, worked retail, wrote for a newspaper, wrote advertising copy, was a professional Boy Scout, and has lived in Turkey—the world’s largest museum—since 2008.

Author's books

Istanbul Days, Istanbul Nights


Leonard Durso’s Istanbul Days, Istanbul Nights is a contemporary reimagining of Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy, Romeo & Juliet, that takes place in Istanbul. With a cast of characters from across the globe, they struggle to find a way through the trials and tribulations of romantic involvement, hindered by their own unique cultural differences.

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