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Prominent writer Yaşar Kemal  laid to rest

Prominent writer Yaşar Kemal laid to rest

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

Comment(s) 3/2/2015

Love, sex and koi carp on ‘Murakami’s place’

Love, sex and koi carp on ‘Murakami’s place’

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.”

Comment(s) 2/18/2015

An English Kemalist in Anatolia, 1922

An English Kemalist in Anatolia, 1922

FOLDED CORNER: ‘An Englishwoman in Angora’ by Grace Ellison (Cambridge University Press, 344 pages, $38)

Comment(s) 2/26/2015

Aydın Doğan Award to Orhan Pamuk

Aydın Doğan Award to Orhan Pamuk

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.

Comment(s) 2/16/2015

CNR Book Fair focuses on Dardanelles Battle

CNR Book Fair focuses on Dardanelles Battle

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

Comment(s) 2/23/2015

Forgotten life and work of Zabel Yessayan slowly coming to light

Forgotten life and work of Zabel Yessayan slowly coming to light

HDN's William Armstrong speaks to translator Jennifer Manoukian about late Ottoman Armenian feminist Zabel Yessayan’s mysterious life and exceptional work.

Comment(s) 2/14/2015

‘Confronting political Islam’

‘Confronting political Islam’

FOLDED CORNER: ‘Confronting Political Islam: Six Lessons from the West’s Past’ by John Owen (Princeton University Press, 216 pages, $29.95)

Comment(s) 2/19/2015

The renaissance of an Ottoman Armenian feminist

The renaissance of an Ottoman Armenian feminist

FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Gardens of Silihdar’ by Zabel Yessayan (AIWA Press, 163 pages, $20)

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