Istanbul’s Tanpinar Literature Festival

Ian Rankin and Louis de Bernières are among the star line-up of 68 authors from 22 countries at Istanbul’s thriving autumn literary festival.
Istanbul’s Tanpinar Literature Festival

It is only apt that a perpetually transforming, transcontinental city such as Istanbul should give rise to a dynamic, international literary festival that has set up a fascinating dialogue with the outside world. Hooking up with an array of other arts organisations and literary festivals from across Europe, including the Hay Festival whose UK media partner is the Telegraph, the fourth Istanbul Tanpinar Literature Festival will next month gather together 68 authors from 22 countries.

To read the whole article, go to the Telegraph on-line

As to what the Istros Books’ Director is doing at the festival, for that we have to look to the inventiveness of the Kalem LIterary Agency. Four years ago, they decided to bring a literary festival to a city that amazingly didn’t have one, and to set up a Fellows Programme to boot. Hence Istros Books has the priviledge of being among other publishers and agents, such as the Swedish 2244.

And just to prove that bringing you new and exciting books is always on our minds, here is a photo of Susan herself, with best-selling Turkish author and strking female voice, Ayfer Tunc

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