Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
On request or for donation, the Turkish National Library sends thousands of books abroad every year, with the number of books and countries having increased threefold in 2014
On the occasion of his 113rd birthday, legendary Turkish poet Nazım Hikmet will be commemorated with a series of events in Istanbul.
Worried about your future, the meaning of life or the realness of unreal things? Ask Japanese author Haruki Murakami for enlightenment - or as much as a surrealist can give.
On the anniversary of her death, we remember the dame of crime fiction, Agatha Christie, from the banks of the Golden Horn, by exploring the greatest mystery of her life: Her disappearance and how it links to the historic hotel of Pera Palace
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Atatürk in the Nazi Imagination’ by Stefan Ihrig (Harvard University Press, 311 pages, $30)
In a city largely devoid of public libraries, Istanbul’s Atatürk Library has literally become a beacon in the night for bibliophiles after it became Turkey’s first library to keep its doors open around the clock.
Turkey’s Nobel laureate writer Pamuk attends his first book-signing event in 15 years, in Istanbul on Dec. 13, for the release of his latest novel, “Kafamda Bir Tuhaflık” (A Strangeness in my Mind).
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Madman of Freedom Square’ (Comma Press, £10, 96 pages) and 'The Iraqi Christ' (Comma Press, £10, 144 pages) by Hassan Blasim, translated by Jonathan Wright
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul’ by Charles King (W.W. Norton, 476 pages, $28)
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