Perşembe, Temmuz 16 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.

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 …

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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 …

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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- …

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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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