Cuma, Temmuz 30 2021

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 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 …

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