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Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer, who won the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, has died at the age of 83, his publishing house Bonniers said on March 27.
FOLDED CORNER: ‘There Was and There Was Not: A Journey Through Hate and Possibility in Turkey, Armenia and Beyond’ by Meline Toumani (Metropolitan Books, 286 pages, $28)
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Corpse Washer’ by Sinan Antoon (Yale University Press, 200 pages, $13)
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920’ by Eugene Rogan (Allen Lane, 512 pages, £25)
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Rise of Political Islam in Turkey: Urban Poverty, Grassroots Activism and Islamic Fundamentalism’ by Kayhan Delibaş (I.B. Tauris, 344 pages, £68)
Spain on March 17 unearthed the apparent remains of literary giant and father of the modern novel Miguel de Cervantes, found in a Madrid convent almost 400 years after his death.
Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami says he regrets that Hong Kong's democracy protests did not bring the changes demanded by demonstrators, but their actions were not in vain
British author Terry Pratchett, whose science-fantasy Discworld novels are some of the best-selling works in English fiction around the world, died on Thursday aged 66 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
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
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