READING SUGGESTIONS



Yeni sayımız için değerli yazar Ece Temelkuran’a ulaştık. Kendisi de bizleri kırmayarak genç edebiyatçılar için sebepleriyle beraber bir okuma listesi hazırladı…   1. Clarice Lispector- any book from her.  “Only for those who needs pure literature!“   2. Sarah Winman- Still Life “A novel that feels like a big hug.“ 3. Paul Beatty- Sell Out “A long …

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.”   …

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.” …

We reached out to Irmak Zileli, a renown author in Turkey. She prepared a reading list with reasons why for young writers. Enjoy!  1- The Hero’s Journey, Joseph Campbell As a reader and a writer I wonder the roots of his descriptions and the historical and anthropological origins of his story telling. When building a …

We reached out to Zülfü Livaneli, an internationally known writer and musician. He prepared a reading list for young writers. Enjoy!  “Literature is based on a master-apprentice relationship and to write well, reading the masterpieces are a must. No one creates sometgin from zero. The doors which open to the future pass from tradition. A …

For March, we reached out to Turkish writer Aslı Tohumcu. She prepared a reading list for young writer. Have a good read!  1. Sevgi Soysal/ Noontime in Yenişehir “Because it reflects on many sides of a social fraction with all the pain and nakedness, because it dares to tell from within, because of how it …

For February, we reached out to Pelin Buzluk, a young and sucsessful writer. She kindly prepared a reading list for young writers. Here we go! 1. Edip Cansever / Tragedyalar There is no translation available-  2. Onat Kutlar/ İshak There is no translation available- 3. Dino Buzzati / Tanrı’yı Gören Köpek There is no translation available- …

For January, we reached out to writer, theater critic, cultural editor, columnist and PEN Turkey president Zeynep Oral. She prepared a list for young readers. Enjoy!   1. Clarissa P. Estes / Women Who Run With The Wolves For men and women to get to know each other… For women to recognize the limitless power and creativity …

For December we reached out to Carles Torner, executive director at PEN International. He prepared a reading list for young writers, here we go! 1. Bejan Matur / Al Seu Desert “I am deeply moved by the poetry of Bejan Matur. I first read her poems in English translation, until an anthology was translated into …

For September we reached out to Buket Uzuner, a well known writer. She prepared a reading list for young writers, here we go! 1. Cervantes / Don Quixote “Don Quixote which starts with “To loafer readers”, isn’t only the first novel in history ehich invites it’s reader to join in the journey, but it is …