Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
One of modern Turkey’s most celebrated literary figures, Yaşar Kemal, has been laid to rest with a ceremony in Istanbul
The ninth Ankara Book Fair opened on Feb. 20 at the ATO Congresium, receiving great interest from residents of the capital.
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
FOLDED CORNER - 'Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East’ by Gerard Russell (Basic Books, 352 pages, $29)
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Heroin, Organized Crime, and the Making of Modern Turkey’ by Ryan Gingeras (Oxford University Press, 290 pages, £65)
Publisher Harper announced Feb. 3 that "Go Set a Watchman," a novel the Pulitzer Prize-winning author completed in the 1950s and put aside, will be released July 14.
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Last Tram’ by Nedim Gürsel, translated by Ruth Whitehouse (Comma Press, $15, 184 pages)
Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi’s epic work, the “Masnavi,” will soon be published in Kurdish and Ottoman Turkish following translation work by the Konya Metropolitan Municipality Cultural and Social Affairs Department.
More than 561 million copies of books were published in Turkey last year, according to a recently released report from the Turkish Publishers' Union. The figure equaled over seven books for every citizen of the country.
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