Literature festival to go to four cities
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
This year’s fourth Istanbul Tanpınar Literature Festival will take place in four cities, Istanbul, Ankara, İzmir and Hatay. Festival will remember poet Tanpınar (above).The fourth Istanbul Tanpınar Literature Festival will take place in four cities, with the theme “City and Fear.” From Oct. 1-4 the festival will be based in Istanbul, and Oct. 4-7 it will move to Ankara, İzmir and Hatay provinces. The festival will include thematic readings, interactive literature projects, a Professional Meeting Fellowship Program, children’s literature activities and literature parties.
City and Fear
This theme of this year’s Tanpınar Festival is “City and Fear,” and the concept of fear will be addressed in numerous activities. The concept of fear in literature, as well as treatments of personal fears and common fears growing out of public and political conflicts will be discussed. The new edition of the festival’s book will ask the festival authors to write about the last time they were afraid of something. Sixty-eight authors from 20 different countries will be hosted in Istanbul, İzmir, Ankara and Hatay in the first week of October.
Attracting a lot of attention at the fetsival will be Ned Beauman, who won the U.K. Writers’ Guild Award for his first novel “Boxer Beetle.” Louis de Bernieres, known for his novel “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin,” Sophie Smiley, Guy Bass, Colombian author Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Jewish author Etgar Keret and Afghan author and director Atiq Rahimi will participate in the festival.
The Istanbul Tanpınar Literature Festival’s Professional Meeting Fellowship Program will introduce Turkey’s publishing industry to 20 publishing professionals, including publishers, festival organizers and journalists from all over the world.