Perşembe, Kasım 14 2019

READING SUGGESTIONS

In this section, we will be sharing 5 books monthly suggested to young writers by leading authors in Turkey and around the world.

For September we reached out to Salil Tripathi, a well known and writer and journalist. He prepared a reading list for young writers, here we go! My first language, or mother tongue, is Gujarati, spoken widely in western India. I read many books in Gujarati as a child, including translations of novels and poetry from …

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For August we reached out to Mine Söğüt, a well known and respected author. She prepared a reading list for young writers, here we go!   1. Leyla Erbil / Gecede idefix         2. Emma Goldman / Living My life “To gain good lessons from Emma Goldman’s life and experiences; The world famous …

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For July, we reached out to internationally renown Mexican writer and the President of PEN International as well as the first woman to be elected since the organization was founded in 1921. She prepared the following suggestions for a reading list aimed at young writers.   1. Jorge Luis Borges / To the German Language “What …

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For June, we reached out to İletişim Publishing research and analysis series editor Tanıl Bora. He prepared the following reading list for young readers. It’s a difficult decision to choose books and when you have to choose only five… To pave the way for myself, I will choose five books from the publishing company I …

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For May, we reached out to internationally renown Burmese writer PEN International board member and human rights activist Ma Thıda. She prepared the following reading list for young readers.   1. Shahriar Mandanipour / Censoring An Iranian Love Story “Dark humor and graphical design of this book are lovely matched.”   In his first novel to appear in …

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For April, we reached renown writer Murathan Mungan. He prepared, in his words, a “7×7” reading list for young readers, consisting of books that are a must for every library…  “The books I chose for you are gathered with respect to modern literature. I chose seven books which are, in my opinion, a must for …

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For March we reached out to renown writer, president emeritus of PEN South Africa and a member of the executive board of PEN International, Margie Orford to ask for his reading suggestions to young writers and why she picked them.     1. Chınua Achebe /Thıngs Fall Apart (1958) (a line from a poem by WB Yeats) (Nigerian) …

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For February we reached out to renown writer from Turkey and PEN International board member Burhan Sönmez to ask for his reading suggestions to young writers and why he picked them.   1. Elıas Canettı / Crowds and Power Original Title: Masse und Macht “A pıece of work almost lıke an encyclopedıa of lıfe. A rare book, …

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For January we reached out to renown German writer and international best-seller Nina George to ask for her reading suggestions to young writers and why she picked them.   5 books that made me a wrıter and a femınıst 1. Margaret Atwood / The Handmaıd’s Tale  “To understand how a socıety can faıl. And what sısterhood really …

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