Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
They were the best of lines, they were the worst of lines - and the desk where Charles Dickens wrote them has been saved for the British public.
One of modern Turkey’s most celebrated literary figures, Yaşar Kemal, was laid to rest with a ceremony in Istanbul March 2, after he died on Feb. 28 aged 92
Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami is offering tips on love and lust, counselling sex with a fish and advising one fan who wants to date a younger woman to read Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War.”
FOLDED CORNER: ‘An Englishwoman in Angora’ by Grace Ellison (Cambridge University Press, 344 pages, $38)
The 19th Aydın Doğan Award will be presented to Turkey’s Nobel laureate writer Orhan Pamuk, after the Aydın Doğan Foundation Executive Board Committee decided to dedicate this year’s award to the field of novels.
The 2nd CNR Book Fair will be held between Feb. 27 and March 8 at the CNR Expo Center in Istanbul’s Yeşilköy neighborhood, with the Battle of the Dardenelles a key theme of the fair on its centenary
HDN's William Armstrong speaks to translator Jennifer Manoukian about late Ottoman Armenian feminist Zabel Yessayan’s mysterious life and exceptional work.
FOLDED CORNER: ‘Confronting Political Islam: Six Lessons from the West’s Past’ by John Owen (Princeton University Press, 216 pages, $29.95)
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Gardens of Silihdar’ by Zabel Yessayan (AIWA Press, 163 pages, $20)
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