Çarşamba, Nisan 1 2020

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 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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