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As İlkyaz, we work to introduce three young writers every issue.We translate these works, which are made up of a short stories or poems, into English and endeavour to introduce them to readers outside of Turkey. This exchange, we hope, will create new audiences for our writers in the world arena and introduce them to …

We reached out to the renowned author and English PEN director Philippe Sands for our new issue. He kindly prepare a list for young writers, based on tthe theme of “justice.” 1. RIAN MALAN – My Traitor’s Heart “A powerful memoir about race and racism set in apartheid-era South Africa, fearsomely honest and engaging.”   …

The world’s first known author is widely considered to be Enheduanna, a woman who lived in the 23rd century BCE in ancient Mesopotamia (approximately 2285-2250 BCE). Enheduanna is a remarkable figure: an ancient “triple threat”, she was a princess and a priestess as well as a writer and poet. The third millennium BCE was a …

As İlkyaz, we work to introduce three young writers every issue.We translate these works, which are made up of a short stories or poems, into English and endeavour to introduce them to readers outside of Turkey. This exchange, we hope, will create new audiences for our writers in the world arena and introduce them to …

For our 25th issue, we reached out to the succsesful  writer Ahmet Ümit. He prepared a reading list for young writers. 1. DOSTOYEVSKY- THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV “Because there is no literature without philosophy.”  2. KAFKA – THE TRIAL “Because good literature rises from ambiguity.” 3. NEZİHE MERİÇ – BOZBULANIK “Because dreams must always entangle with literature.” …