Cumartesi, Eylül 26 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 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 …

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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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