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Ece Temelkuran

Ece Temelkuran On the occasion of the anniversary festival 45/25Ece Temelkuran is arguably Turkey’s most accomplished young writer. She is a daily columnist of one of the most popular Turkish newspapers for ten years and a prize winning journalist. She uses various forms of dramatic sentimentalism and black humor together, combined (...)

Nedim Gürsel

Nedim Gürsel On the occasion of the anniversary festival 45/25Born in Turkey in 1951, Nedim Gürsel has written some thirty works, including novels, short stories, travel accounts and literary essays. A winner of numerous major literary prizes, including the France-Turkey Prize, he is a leading literary figure in his homeland and his (...)

Ahmet Ümit

Ahmet Ümit Ahmet Ümit was born in 1960 in the city of Gaziantep in southern Turkey. He moved to Istanbul in 1978 to attend university. Since 1989 Ümit has published one volume of poetry three volumes of short stories a book of fairytales one novella and six novels. One of Turkey’s most renowned contemporary authors Ümit (...)

Spectacular translation machine

Spectacular translation machine EUROPALIA invites the general public to attempt translating an entire children’s book from Turkish to French and/or Dutch. We will present a previously unpublished book in Dutch and French, which we will translate via a brand new collaborative approach. We will focus on Feridun Oral's work, in partnership with YAPI (...)

Enver Ercan

Enver Ercan Cahit Sıtkı (1910-1956, poet and writer)Enver Ercan is a journalist, editor, essayist and poet. Editor of Varlik, the doyenne of Turkey’s literary magazines, he also publishes poetry reviews. He is accompanied by the Turkish writer Sibel Eraslan, who specialises in the poet Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı.

Haydar Ergülen

Haydar Ergülen Haydar Ergülen is one of Turkey’s great contemporary poets. Having published several award-winning and translated collections, he also teaches writing, is a columnist for several daily newspapers and runs the International Eskişehir Festival.

Mario Levi

Mario Levi In 1999, Mario Levi published Istanbul was a Fairy Tale, a saga about the life of a Jewish family in Istanbul over three generations. Through their story, but also that of their neighbours and friends, Mario Levi retraces the destiny of the mosaic of communities living in Istanbul in the 20th century. Now in his fifties, (...)

Hakan Günday

Hakan Günday Hakan Günday was born in Rhodes in 1976. He finished his primary education in Brussels. After attending Ankara Tevfik Fikret High School, he studied at the Department of French Translator in the Faculty of Literature of Hacettepe University. He then transferred to Université Libre de Bruxelles. Günday continued his study (...)

Ahmet Ümit & Pascale Fonteneau

Ahmet Ümit & Pascale Fonteneau Crime writing and the city: looking at Istanbul and BrusselsFor one week, Ahmet Ümit & Pascale Fonteneau will take up residence in each other’s city and document their stay in words and images. During a lecture at the Brussels’ city hall, both authors will comment on this inspirational time.Ahmet Ümit was born (...)
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