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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
FOLDED CORNER -‘Beyond Constantinople: The Memoirs of an Ottoman Jew’ by Victor Eskenazi (IB Tauris, $35, 208 pages)
A Quran manuscript, written by Mahmut Celaleddin in the second half of the 18th century and owned by Sultan Abdulaziz, was sold for 540,000 pounds at the Islamic artworks auction, which was held on Oct. 8 in London by Christie’s.
FOLDED CORNER - ‘A Strangeness in My Mind’ by Orhan Pamuk, translated by Ekin Oklap (Faber £20/Knopf $28, 624 pages)
Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature Oct. 8 for works that the prize judges called "a monument to suffering and courage."
Bibliopoles from across Turkey have gathered at the 9th Beyoğlu Bibliopole Festival in Istanbul, offering rare and old books, magazines and posters to visitors.
FOLDED CORNER - Ahmet Ağaoğlu and the Genealogy of Liberalism in Turkey’ by H. Ozan Özavcı (Brill, 269 pages, $141)
Fans of one of the best known novels in the world, Antoine de Saint Exupery’s “Le Petit Prince” (The Little Prince), will have a chance to engage with the book in a new exhibition in Istanbul.
Iran has threatened to boycott next week's Frankfurt Book Fair because organisers have invited the author Salman Rushdie, who still has a fatwa against him, as a guest speaker.
Novelist Orhan Pamuk was presented with this year’s Erdal Öz Literature Prize at a special ceremony
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