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Murakami wins Danish literature prize

Murakami wins Danish literature prize

Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami on Nov. 17 won Denmark’s top literary award, the Hans Christian Andersen Prize, following in the footsteps of such writers as J.K. Rowling and Salman Rushdie

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Turkish author Günday receives French award

Turkish author Günday receives French award

One of the world’s most prestigious literary awards, France’s Le Prix Medicis Etranger, was presented to Turkish author Hakan Günday for his novel “Daha,” which is about immigrants. The award is presented each year to the best foreign novel in France

Comment(s)11/6/2015

INTERVIEW: Cengiz Şişman on the Dönmes’ 350-year ‘burden of silence’

INTERVIEW: Cengiz Şişman on the Dönmes’ 350-year ‘burden of silence’

Author Cengiz Şişman speaks to HDN about his research on the crypto-religious community of the Dönmes in Turkey

Comment(s)11/14/2015

34th Istanbul Book Fair opens at TÜYAP center

34th Istanbul Book Fair opens at TÜYAP center

The 34th International Istanbul Book Fair opens on Nov. 7 at the TÜYAP Fair and Convention Center

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The evolution of Ottoman-Turkish Dönmes

The evolution of Ottoman-Turkish Dönmes

FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Burden of Silence: Sabbatai Sevi and the Evolution of Ottoman-Turkish Dönmes’ by Cengiz Şişman (Oxford University Press, 344 pages, £47)

Comment(s)11/12/2015

The ISIS apocalypse

The ISIS apocalypse

FOLDED CORNER - ‘The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State’ by William McCants (Macmillan, 256 pages, $27)

Comment(s)11/5/2015

Publishers, book enthusiasts flock to Istanbul Book Fair

Publishers, book enthusiasts flock to Istanbul Book Fair

The 34th International Istanbul Book Fair opened at the weekend. Until Nov 17, the fair will host a total of 300 activities as well as Romanian writers

Comment(s)11/10/2015

Ethnicity and elections in Turkey

Ethnicity and elections in Turkey

FOLDED CORNER - ‘Ethnicity and Elections in Turkey: Party Politics and the Mobilization of Swing Voters’ by Gül Arıkan Akdağ (Routledge, 282 pages)

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