Arter Library Talks; Starts with Latife Tekin

In the first of the “Library Talks” series, Arter will host Latife Tekin, the writer who has continued to renew Turkey’s literary scene for 40 years, from her first novel Dear Arsız Ölüm (Dear Arsız Death) published in 1983 to Timeless (Timeless) published in 2022. Tekin, who puts her relationship with nature at the center of her understanding of art, will discuss the role of art from the perspective of literature.

I think a good work of art belongs to nature. Not only the novel, but also good sculpture and good painting belong to nature. Human speech creates noise; the main job of the literary artist is to harmonize the human voice that makes the world noisy.
– Latife Tekin

The event will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024, 17:00 at Arter. The language is Turkish. Participation is free and does not require registration.

The event will last approximately 1 hour. The duration of the event may vary according to the interaction of the participants.

Born in 1957 in Kayseri, Latife Tekin came to Istanbul with her family at the age of nine. Her first book Dear Arsız Ölüm was published in 1983. She followed it with Berci Kristin’s Trash Tales (1984), Night Lessons (1986), Buzdan Kılıçlar (1989), Aşk İşaretleri (1995), Ormanda Ölüm Yokmuş (2001), Unutma Bahçesi (2004), for which she won the Sedat Simavi Award, Muinar (2006), Manves City (2018), Sürüklenme (2018) and Zamansız (2022); In 1997, his short story collection Gümüşlük Akademisi (Gümüşlük Academy); in 2009, his collection of essays Rüyalar ve Uyanışlar Defteri (Dreams and Awakenings Notebook); and in 2020, his children’s book Altınçayır Vadisi’nin Çocukları (Children of Altınçayır Valley) were published. Awarded the 2019 Erdal Öz Literature Prize, Latife Tekin’s novels, which are described as the magical legacy of Turkish for tomorrow, have been translated into many languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Dutch and Persian.

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