Helena Drysdale
Freelance
Helena Drysdale is the author of several books, including Mother Tongues: Travels through Tribal Europe, and Strangerland: A Family at War.

Written by Helena Drysdale

Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians. Photo by Bulent Kilic/afp/Getty

Essay/
Progress and modernity
End of Byzantium

Besieged by a majority Turkish culture, Istanbul’s Ecumenical Patriarch Barthomelew I attempts a cosmopolitan revival

Helena Drysdale

After crossing the Evros River, migrants keep warm by a fire, in Lykofos, Greece. Photo by Giovanni Cocco/VII Mentor Program

Essay/
Demography and migration
Night vigil in Thrace

Despite its turmoil, ever more people are risking their lives to enter Greece. Welcome to Europe’s most porous border

Helena Drysdale