Master of literature be commemorated
ADANA - Cihan News Agency
On his 100th birthday, one of the best names of Turkis literature, Orhan Kemal will be commemoarated with a series of events during the fair.The Çukurova 7th Book Fair, which will be held between Jan. 14 and 19, 2014, at the Adana International Fair and Congress Center, will commemorate one of the most significant names in Turkish literature, Orhan Kemal, with a series of events.
The event will be the first one next year to be opened by TÜYAP Tüm Fair Management A.Ş. in collaboration with the Turkish Publishers’ Union.
During the fair, which will host more than 200 publishing houses and nongovernmental organizations from Turkey, 50 cultural events will be organized.
On the event of his 100th birthday, Kemal will be commemorated in his hometown, Adana, with talks, panel discussions and a symposium titled “Orhan Kemal Turns 100.”
There will also be an exhibition with the same name. The fair will be free of charge.
Born in Adana in 1914, Kemal is known for his realist novels that tell the stories of the poor in Turkey.
He also wrote film scripts and plays. His play about life in prison in the 1940s “72.Koğuş” (Cell 72) has been made as a feature film twice, most recently in 2011.
He died in 1970 in Sofia due to a intracranial hemorrhage.