Sabahattin Ali’s “Madonna in a Fur Coat” published in Hungarian by Európa Könyvkiadó
Sabahattin Ali’s “Madonna in a Fur Coat” published in Hungarian by Európa Könyvkiadó with a translation of Edit Tasnádi.
Sabahattin Ali’s novel was published in German (in Germany and Switzerland by different publishers), English (in UK and USA by different publishers), French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Norwegian, Russian, Polish, Croatian, Bosnian, Georgian, Albanian, Arabic (in Egypt and Saudi Arabia by different publishers), Mongolian and Urdu before.
8 June 2018
Paloma Yayınevi published Dr. Sylvia Tara’s “The Secret Life of Fat”
Paloma Yayınevi published Dr. Sylvia Tara’s “The Secret Life of Fat”
Fat is an obsession, a dirty word, a subject of national handwringing―and, according to biochemist Sylvia Tara, the least-understood part of our body.
You may not love your fat, but your body certainly does. In fact, your body is actually endowed with many self-defense measures to hold on to fat. For example, fat can use stem cells to regenerate; increase our appetite if it feels threatened; and use bacteria, genetics, and viruses to expand itself. The secret to losing twenty pounds? You have to work with your fat, not against it. Tara explains how your fat influences your appetite and willpower, how it defends itself when attacked, and why it grows back so quickly. The Secret Life of Fat brings cutting-edge research together with historical perspectives to reveal fat’s true identity: an endocrine organ that, in the right amount, is critical to our health. Fat triggers puberty, enables our reproductive and immune systems, and even affects brain size.
Although we spend $60 billion annually fighting fat, our efforts are often misinformed and misdirected. Tara expertly illustrates the complex role that genetics, hormones, diet, exercise, and history play in our weight, and The Secret Life of Fat sets you on the path to beat the bulge once and for all.
6 June 2018
Ryan Graudin’s “Wolf By Wolf” published by Pegasus
Ryan Graudin’s “Wolf By Wolf” published by Pegasus Yayınları with a translation of Filiz Sarıalioğlu.
The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule. To commemorate their Great Victory, Hitler and Emperor Hirohito host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The victor is awarded an audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor’s Ball in Tokyo.
Yael, a former death camp prisoner, has witnessed too much suffering, and the five wolves tattooed on her arm are a constant reminder of the loved ones she lost. The resistance has given Yael one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. A survivor of painful human experimentation, Yael has the power to skinshift and must complete her mission by impersonating last year’s only female racer, Adele Wolfe. This deception becomes more difficult when Felix, Adele twin’s brother, and Luka, her former love interest, enter the race and watch Yael’s every move.
But as Yael grows closer to the other competitors, can she bring herself to be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and complete her mission?
From the author of The Walled City comes a fast-paced and innovative novel that will leave you breathless.
1 June 2018
Dr. Michael Greger’s international bestseller book “How Not To Die” published by Altın Kitaplar
Dr. Michael Greger’s international bestseller book “How Not To Die” published by Altın Kitaplar with a translation of Filiz Sarıalioğlu.
From the physician behind the wildly popular website NutritionFacts.org, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death.
The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America — heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson’s, high blood pressure, and more — and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives.
The simple truth is that most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but bad at preventing chronic disease. The fifteen leading causes of death claim the lives of 1.6 million Americans annually. This doesn’t have to be the case. By following Dr. Greger’s advice, all of it backed up by strong scientific evidence, you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes to make to live longer.
History of prostate cancer in your family? Put down that glass of milk and add flaxseed to your diet whenever you can. Have high blood pressure? Hibiscus tea can work better than a leading hypertensive drug-and without the side effects. Fighting off liver disease? Drinking coffee can reduce liver inflammation. Battling breast cancer? Consuming soy is associated with prolonged survival. Worried about heart disease (the number 1 killer in the United States)? Switch to a whole-food, plant-based diet, which has been repeatedly shown not just to prevent the disease but often stop it in its tracks.
In addition to showing what to eat to help treat the top fifteen causes of death, How Not to Die includes Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen — a checklist of the twelve foods we should consume every day. Full of practical, actionable advice and surprising, cutting edge nutritional science, these doctor’s orders are just what we need to live longer, healthier lives.
23 May 2018
Illustrator Soosh’s “Dad By My Side” published by Redhouse Kidz
Illustrator Soosh’s “Dad By My Side” published by Redhouse Kidz.
A heartwarming celebration of the special relationship between a father and daughter from Instagram sensation Soosh.
Whether they’re playing make-believe, making you smile, or warding off monsters under the bed, dads are always there when you need them. Debut picture book artist Soosh celebrates fathers with a gorgeously illustrated and moving story about the parent-child bond.
When Soosh first posted her initial series of images of a larger-than-life father and his adorable daughter on Instagram, fans from across the world immediately took notice with over 2 million views on a popular viral content website in a single week.
These illustrations now come together in a universally relatable story of familial love for parents and children to share.
22 May 2018
ODTÜ Yayıncılık published António R. Damásio’s “Looking for Spinoza”
ODTÜ Yayıncılık published António R. Damásio’s “Looking for Spinoza”.
Joy, sorrow, jealousy, and awe—these and other feelings are the stuff of our daily lives. In the seventeenth century, the philosopher Spinoza devoted much of his life’s work examining how these emotions supported human survival, yet hundreds of years later the biological roots of what we feel remain a mystery. Leading neuroscientist António R. Damásio —whose earlier books explore rational behavior and the notion of the self—rediscovers a man whose work ran counter to all the thinking of his day, pairing Spinoza’s insights with his own innovative scientific research to help us understand what we’re made of, and what we’re here for.
8 May 2018
İthaki Yayınları published Robert Jackson Bennett’s “City of Stairs”
İthaki Yayınları published Robert Jackson Bennett’s “City of Stairs” with a translation of Yaprak Onur.
The city of Bulikov once wielded the powers of the gods to conquer the world, enslaving and brutalizing millions — until its divine protectors were killed. Now, Bulikov’s history has been censored and erased, its citizens subjugated. But the surreal landscape of the city itself, forever altered by the thousands of miracles its guardians once worked upon it, stands as a haunting reminder of its former supremacy.
Into this broken city steps Shara Thivani. Officially, the unassuming young woman is just another junior diplomat sent by Bulikov’s oppressors. Unofficially, she is one of her country’s most accomplished spies, dispatched — along with her terrifying “secretary”, Sigrud — to solve a murder.
But as Shara pursues the killer, she starts to suspect that the beings who ruled this terrible place may not be as dead as they seem, and that Bulikov’s cruel reign may not yet be over.
A tale of vast conspiracies, dead gods, and buried histories, City of Stairs is at once a gripping spy novel and a stunningly original work of fantasy.
4 May 2018
Chris Anderson and David Sally’s “The Numbers Game – Why Everything You Know About Football Is Wrong” published by İthaki
Chris Anderson and David Sally’s “The Numbers Game – Why Everything You Know About Football Is Wrong” published by İthaki with a translation of Egemen Özkan.
Moneyball meets Freakonomics in this myth-busting guide to understanding—and winning—the most popular sport on the planet – now with a new afterword on the 2014 World Cup!
Innovation is coming to football, and at the center of it all are the numbers—a way of thinking about the game that ignores the obvious in favor of how things actually are. In The Numbers Game, Chris Anderson, a former professional goalkeeper turned soccer statistics guru, teams up with behavioral analyst David Sally to uncover the numbers that really matter when it comes to predicting a winner. Investigating basic but profound questions—How valuable are corners? Which goal matters most? Is possession really nine-tenths of the law? How should a player’s value be judged?—they deliver an incisive, revolutionary new way of watching and understanding football.
4 May 2018
“Madonna in a Fur Coat”s Norwegian Edition will be released on May 3rd
“Madonna in a Fur Coat”s Norwegian Edition will be released on May 3rd by Aschehoug.
Sabahattin Ali’s novel was published in German (in Germany and Switzerland by different publishers), English (in UK and USA by different publishers), French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Croatian, Bosnian, Georgian, Albanian, Arabic (in Egypt and Saudi Arabia by different publishers), Mongolian and Urdu before.
25 April 2018
Pinhan Yayincilik published Karl Jaspers’ “Way to Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy “
Pinhan Yayincilik published Karl Jaspers’ “Way to Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy ” with a translation of Abdurrahman Aliy.
One of the founders of existentialism, Karl Jaspers presents for the general reader a lucid summary of his great philosophical works. He believes that the heart of all philosophical thinking is the quest for “true Being” and that “the man who attains true awareness of his freedom gains certainty of God.” In Jasper’s view a man’s philosophy, like the life process itself, must undergo a continuous change as a result of the development and needs of the individual and the crises he must experience. In “Way to Wisdom” he gives a brilliant and exciting introduction to an understanding of philosophy and offers the serious reader an approach to a deeper understanding.
25 April 2018
Angela Duckworth’s “Grit – The Power of Passion and Perseverance” published by Pegasus Yayınları
Angela Duckworth’s “Grit – The Power of Passion and Perseverance” published by Pegasus Yayınları with a translation of Öyküm Taner.
In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and business people ;both seasoned and new that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called grit.
Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments.
Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not genius, but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own character lab and set out to test her theory.
Here, she takes readers into the field to visit teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers; from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to the cartoon editor of The New Yorker to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.
Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that not talent or luck makes all the difference.
9 April 2018
Michael Hübner’s “Death Urge” published by Pegasus Yaynları
Michael Hübner’s “Death Urge” published by Pegasus Yayınları with a translation of Anıl Alacaoğlu.
A bloody rampage rocked Koblenz: In blind rage, the owner of a software company killed all his employees with several shots. His motif remains enigmatic. A few days later, Dirk Bukowski, successful branch manager of a bank and happy father of a family, logs into a social network when the words “Make a wish!” Suddenly flash in a window. Dirk believes in a harmless publicity stunt and does not guess “I already have everything!” In the input line below. And soon after, the worst nightmare of his life begins …
29 March 2018
Dr. Gary Small & Gigi Vorgan’s “2 Weeks To A Younger Brain: An Innovative Program for a Better Memory and Sharper Mind” published by Doğan Kitap
Dr. Gary Small & Gigi Vorgan’s “2 Weeks To A Younger Brain: An Innovative Program for a Better Memory and Sharper Mind” published by Doğan Kitap with a translation of Cesi Mizrahi.
Misplacing your keys, forgetting someone’s name at a party, or coming home from the market without the most important item — these are just some of the many common memory slips we all experience from time to time. But such cognitive lapses don’t just plague middle-agers and seniors; UCLA studies indicate that forgetfulness begins much earlier in life. Scientists can detect subtle changes in the brain that coincide with mental decline by the time we reach age 40, and our findings show that people as young as 20 already have memory problems.
Dr. Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan’s 2 Weeks To A Younger Brain translates the latest brain science into practical strategies and exercises that yield quick and long- lasting benefits. It will not only improve your memory, but will also strengthen your physical health by reducing your risk for diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The latest research confirms that there is a lot we can do to boost our memory and keep our brains young. After three decades of helping thousands of patients improve their memory and mental acuity, Dr. Small and Gorgan are convinced that our daily lifestyle habits are directly linked to our brain health. This book will show that it only takes two weeks to form new habits that bolster cognitive abilities and help stave off, or even reverse, brain aging.
If you commit only 14 days to 2 Weeks To A Younger Brain, you will reap noticeable results. During that brief period, you will have learned the secrets to keeping your brain young for the rest of your life.
22 March 2018
Adam Alter’s “Irresistable” published by Paloma Yayınevi
Adam Alter’s “Irresistable” published by Paloma Yayınevi with a translation of Deniz İrengün Suyolcu.
Welcome to the age of behavioral addiction—an age in which half of the American population is addicted to at least one behavior. We obsess over our emails, Instagram likes, and Facebook feeds; we binge on TV episodes and YouTube videos; we work longer hours each year; and we spend an average of three hours each day using our smartphones. Half of us would rather suffer a broken bone than a broken phone, and Millennial kids spend so much time in front of screens that they struggle to interact with real, live humans.
In this revolutionary book, Adam Alter, a professor of psychology and marketing at NYU, tracks the rise of behavioral addiction, and explains why so many of today’s products are irresistible. Though these miraculous products melt the miles that separate people across the globe, their extraordinary and sometimes damaging magnetism is no accident. The companies that design these products tweak them over time until they become almost impossible to resist.
By reverse engineering behavioral addiction, Alter explains how we can harness addictive products for the good—to improve how we communicate with each other, spend and save our money, and set boundaries between work and play—and how we can mitigate their most damaging effects on our well-being, and the health and happiness of our children.
15 March 2018
Ayrıntı Yayınları published Giorgio Agamben’s “State of Exception”
Ayrıntı Yayınları published Giorgio Agamben’s “State of Exception” with a translation of Kemal Atakay.
Two months after the attacks of 9/11, the Bush administration, in the midst of what it perceived to be a state of emergency, authorized the indefinite detention of noncitizens suspected of terrorist activities and their subsequent trials by a military commission. Here, distinguished Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben uses such circumstances to argue that this unusual extension of power, or “state of exception,” has historically been an underexamined and powerful strategy that has the potential to transform democracies into totalitarian states.
The sequel to Agamben’s Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life, State of Exception is the first book to theorize the state of exception in historical and philosophical context. In Agamben’s view, the majority of legal scholars and policymakers in Europe as well as the United States have wrongly rejected the necessity of such a theory, claiming instead that the state of exception is a pragmatic question. Agamben argues here that the state of exception, which was meant to be a provisional measure, became in the course of the twentieth century a normal paradigm of government. Writing nothing less than the history of the state of exception in its various national contexts throughout Western Europe and the United States, Agamben uses the work of Carl Schmitt as a foil for his reflections as well as that of Derrida, Benjamin, and Arendt.
In this highly topical book, Agamben ultimately arrives at original ideas about the future of democracy and casts a new light on the hidden relationship that ties law to violence.
8 March 2018
Artemis Yayınları published Laini Talor’s “Strange the Dreamer”
Artemis Yayınları published Laini Talor’s “Strange the Dreamer” with a translation of Uğur Mehter.
The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.
What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?
The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?
8 March 2018
Yapı Kredi Yayınları published Will Gompertz’s “Think Like An Artist”
“Think Like an Artist” is a guide to increasing creativity and productivity with help from some of the greatest artists throughout history.
How do artists think? Where does their creativity originate? How can we, too, learn to be more creative? BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz seeks answers to these questions in his exuberant, intelligent, witty, and thought-provoking style. “Think Like an Artist” identifies 10 key lessons on creativity from artists that range from Caravaggio to Warhol, Da Vinci to Ai Weiwei, and profiles leading contemporary figures in the arts who are putting these skills to use today.
After getting up close and personal with some of the world’s leading creative thinkers, Gompertz has discovered traits that are common to them all. He outlines basic practices and processes that allow your talents to flourish and enable you to embrace your inner Picasso—no matter what you do for a living.
With wisdom, inspiration, and advice from an author named one of the 50 most original thinkers in the world by Creativity magazine, “Think Like an Artist” is an illuminating view into the habits that make people successful. It’s time to get inspired and think like an artist!
2 March 2018
Zainab Salbi’s “Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam” published by Doğan Kitap
Zainab Salbi’s “Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam” published by Doğan Kitap with a translation of Taciser Ulaş Belge.
Zainab Salbi was eleven years old when her father was chosen to be Saddam Hussein’s personal pilot and her family’s life was grafted onto his. Her mother, the beautiful Alia, taught her daughter the skills she needed to survive. A plastic smile. Saying yes. Burying in boxes in her mind the horrors she glimpsed around her. “Learn to erase your memories,” she instructed. “He can read eyes.”
In this richly visual memoir, Salbi describes tyranny as she saw it–through the eyes of a privileged child, a rebellious teenager, a violated wife, and ultimately a public figure fighting to overcome the skill that once kept her alive: silence.
Between Two Worlds is a riveting quest for truth that deepens our understanding of the universal themes of power, fear, sexual subjugation, and the question one generation asks the one before it: How could you have let this happen to us?
21 February 2018
Suat Derviş’s two novels will be published in English in USA
We are proud to announce one of the most important literary events of this year: as ONK Agency. Suat Derviş’s two novels Ankara Mahpusu and Yalının Gölgeleri (Çılgın Gibi) will be published in English by Other Press in USA.
Ankara Mahpusu (Le Prisoner d’Ankara) was first published in France with Suat Derviş’s own efforts in 1957. The novel was praised by critics and continued to meet readers in many European languages in a very short period of time. Yalının Gölgeleri was written in French and published in Paris in 1958. The work has been rewritten and enlarged by the author in Turkish and published with a new title : “Çılgın Gibi”.
19 February 2018
Dean Koontz’s “The Slient Corner” published by Portakal Kitap
Dean Koontz’s “The Slient Corner” published by Portakal Kitap with a translation of Cem Özdemir.
I very much need to be dead.
These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for but took his own life. In the aftermath, his widow, Jane Hawk, does what all her grief, fear, and fury demands: find the truth, no matter what.
People of talent and accomplishment, people admired and happy and sound of mind, have been committing suicide in surprising numbers. When Jane seeks to learn why, she becomes the most-wanted fugitive in America. Her powerful enemies are protecting a secret so important so terrifying that they will exterminate anyone in their way.
But all their power and viciousness may not be enough to stop a woman as clever as they are cold-blooded, as relentless as they are ruthless and who is driven by a righteous rage they can never comprehend. Because it is born of love.
7 February 2018
Sabahattin Ali’s “Madonna in a Fur Coat” published in Spanish by Ediciones Salamandra
Sabahattin Ali’s “Madonna in a Fur Coat” published in Spanish by Ediciones Salamandra with a translation of Rafael Carpintero Ortega.
Ali’s novel was published in English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Albanian, Croatian, Polish, Bosnian, Georgian, Mongolian and Arabic before. According to the agreements made by our agency, Sweidish, Norwegian and Serbian editions will be published within 2018.
25 January 2018
Blake Crouch’s “Dark Matter” published by Doğan Kitap
Blake Crouch’s “Dark Matter” published by Doğan Kitap with a translation of Begüm Kovulmaz.
“Are you happy with your life?”
Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.
Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits.
Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.”
In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.
Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.
From the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy, Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human—a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of.
25 January 2018
Eduardo Galeano’s “Voices of Time” published by Sel Yayıncılık
Eduardo Galeano’s “Voices of Time” published by Sel Yayıncılık with a translation of Bülent Kale.In this kaleidoscope of reflections, renowned South American author Eduardo Galeano ranges widely, from childhood to love, music, plants, fear, indignity, and indignation. In the signal style of his bestselling Memory of Fire trilogy–brief fragments that build steadily into an organic whole–Galeano offers a rich, wry history that is both calmly philosophical and fiercely political.
17 January 2018
hep kitap published two new books of Peter Brown
hep kitap published two new books of Peter Brown with translations made by Sevin Okyay:
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild
Are you bored with being so proper?
Do you want to have more fun?
Mr. Tiger knows exactly how you feel. So he decides to go wild.
But does he go too far?
From Caldecott Honor artist Peter Brown comes a story that shows there’s a time and place for everything…even going wild.
The Curious Garden
One boy’s quest for a greener world… one garden at a time.
While out exploring one day, a little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, gray city, transforming it into a lush, green world.
This is an enchanting tale with environmental themes and breathtaking illustrations that become more vibrant as the garden blooms. Red-headed Liam can also be spotted on every page, adding a clever seek-and-find element to this captivating picture book.
12 January 2018
Pegasus Yayınları published Michael Ende’s “Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver” and “Jim Button and the Wild 13”
Pegasus Yayınları published Michael Ende’s “Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver” and “jim Button and the Wild 13” with translations made by Saadet Özkal.
Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver
Jim Button, a little black boy who one day arrived on the tiny island of Lummerland in a parcel, and Luke the Engine Driver have all sorts of jolly and dangerous adventures when they set off with their train engine, Emma, for distant lands, where they make the acquaintance of Make-believe Giants and Semi Dragons, Volcanoes and Princesses.
Jim Button and the Wild 13
In this second volume we find Jim Button and his friend Luke setting off on another long journey. With wit and great powers of invention they help Gurumusch, the King of the Sea, and Princess Sursulapitschi. They again visit the Emperor of China, survive a battle at sea with the Wild 13 and, to top it all, Jim finally discovers the secret of his birth.
9 January 2018
Claudio Morandini’s “Snow, Dog, Foot” published by Timaş
Claudio Morandini’s “Snow, Dog, Foot” published by Timaş with a translation of Esma Fethiye Güçlü.
In the Alps, there is a lonesome valley where the old and scatterbrained Adelmo Farandola wanders, crazy with solitude.
Adelmo’s only companion is a nagging dog; together they form an unusual comic pairing, since Adelmo is able to understand its talking as well as those of other animals of the mountains. He also understands the voices of the wind, the sky, and even of the dead.
Struggling in the wild and hostile nature around him, we follow him in the changing of seasons and in the repetitiveness of his actions: but then one day, as spring arrives, Adelmo and his dog notice a foot in the melting snow.
Snow, dog, foot is a strange little book that one can read cover to cover, enchanted by its characters and their sarcastic profundity.
4 January 2018
Erich Maria Remarque’s “Shadows in Paradise” published by Everest Yayınları
Erich Maria Remarque’s “Shadows in Paradise” published by Everest Yayınları with a translation of Dr. Saffet Günersel.
After years of hiding and surviving near-death in a concentration camp, Ross is finally safe. Now living in New York City among old friends, far from Europe’s chilling atrocities, Ross soon meets Natasha, a beautiful model and fellow migre, a warm heart to help him forget his cold memories.
Yet even as the war draws to its violent close, Ross cannot find peace. Demons still pursue him. Whether they are ghosts from the past or the guilt of surviving, he does not know. For he is only beginning to understand that freedom is far from easy–and that paradise, however perfect, has a price. . . .
3 January 2018
Ullstein Buchverlage will publish “Madonna in a Fur Coat” in Germany soon
Sabahattin Ali’s “Madonna in a Fur Coat” will be published by ullstein Buchverlage in Germany in February 2018. The book’s translation in German was first published by Dörlemann from Switzerland.
Helga Weiss’ “Helga’s Diary” published by Pegasus Yayınları
Helga Weiss’ “Helga’s Diary” published by Pegasus Yayınları with a translation of Şeyma Bakıcı.
In 1939, Helga Weiss was an eleven-year-old Jewish schoolgirl in Prague, enduring the first wave of the Nazi invasion. As Helga witnessed Nazi brutality toward her friends and neighbors and eventually her own family she began documenting her experiences in a diary. In 1941, Helga and her parents were sent to the concentration camp of Terezin, where she continued to write with astonishing insight about her daily life. Before she was sent to Auschwitz in 1944, Helga’s uncle, who worked in the Terezin records department, hid her diary and drawings in a brick wall. Miraculously, he was able to reclaim it for her after the war. Of the 15,000 children brought to Terezin and deported to Auschwitz, Helga was one of only 100 survivors.
Written in school exercise books and translated here for the first time, Helga’s Diary is a strikingly immediate and exceptional firsthand account of the Holocaust.
David Gillespie’s “Sweet Poison” published by Nail Kitabevi Yayınları
Nail Kitabevi Yayınları published David Gillespie’s “Sweet Poison” with a translation of Esra Yerebakan.
David Gillespie was 40kg overweight, lethargic, sleep-deprived and the father of four, with twins on the way. He knew he needed to lose weight fast, but he had run out of diets – all had failed.
After doing some reading on evolution (why weren’t our forebears fat?), David cut sugar – specifically fructose – from his diet. He immediately started to lose weight, and kept it off. Slim, trim and fired up, David set out to look at the connection between sugar, our soaring obesity rates and some of the more worrying diseases of the twenty-first century, and discovered some startling facts in the process.
Sugar was once such a rare resource that nature decided we didn’t need an off-switch – in other words, we can keep eating sugar without feeling full. In the space of 150 years, we have gone from eating no added sugar to more than a kilogram a week. You would need to run 7km every day of your life just to not put on weight as a result of eating that much sugar. Two decades ago 1 in 14 adult Australians were obese; that figure is now 1 in 5.
The ‘natural’ sugar in one glass of unsweetened fruit juice per day for a year is enough to add just over 2.5kg your waistline. The more sugar we eat, the more we want. Food manufacturers exploit our sugar addiction by lacing it through ‘non-sweet’ products, such as bread, sauces, soups and cereals. Sweet Poison exposes one of the great health scourges of our time and offers a wealth of practical and accessible information on how to avoid fructose, increase your enjoyment of food and lose weight.
Benjamin Fortna’s “The Circassian” published by Timaş Yayınları
Benjamin Fortna’s “The Circassian” published by Timaş Yayınları with a translation of Selçuk Uygur.
Eşref Kuşçubaşı remains controversial in Turkey over fifty years after his death. Elsewhere the man sometimes called the ‘Turkish Lawrence of Arabia’ is far less known but his life offers fascinating insights into the traumatic, increasingly violent struggles that ended the Ottoman Empire and ushered in the modern Middle East. Drawing on Eşref’s private papers for the first time, these pages tell the story of the making of a headstrong ‘self-sacrificing’ officer committed to defending the empire’s shrinking borders. Eşref took on a string of special assignments for Enver Pasha, the rapidly rising star of the Ottoman military, first in Libya against the Italians, then in the Balkan Wars and World War I, before being captured by the forces of the Arab Revolt and turned over to the British and imprisoned on Malta. Released in 1920, he joined the national resistance movement in Anatolia but fell out with Mustafa Kemal’s leadership and switched sides, earning him banishment from the Turkish Republic at its founding and exile until the 1950s.
Never far from the action or controversy, Eşref’s dynamic story provides an important counterpoint to the standard narrative of the transition from empire to nation state.
İletişim Yayınları published Eugene Rogan’s “The Fall of the Ottomans”
İletişim Yayınları published Eugene Rogan’s “The Fall of the Ottomans” with a translation of Özkan Akpınar.
In 1914 the Ottoman Empire was depleted of men and resources after years of war against Balkan nationalist and Italian forces. But in the aftermath of the assassination in Sarajevo, the powers of Europe were sliding inexorably toward war, and not even the Middle East could escape the vast and enduring consequences of one of the most destructive conflicts in human history. The Great War spelled the end of the Ottomans, unleashing powerful forces that would forever change the face of the Middle East.
In The Fall of the Ottomans, award-winning historian Eugene Rogan brings the First World War and its immediate aftermath in the Middle East to vivid life, uncovering the often ignored story of the region’s crucial role in the conflict. Bolstered by German money, arms, and military advisors, the Ottomans took on the Russian, British, and French forces, and tried to provoke Jihad against the Allies in their Muslim colonies. Unlike the static killing fields of the Western Front, the war in the Middle East was fast-moving and unpredictable, with the Turks inflicting decisive defeats on the Entente in Gallipoli, Mesopotamia, and Gaza before the tide of battle turned in the Allies’ favor. The great cities of Baghdad, Jerusalem, and, finally, Damascus fell to invading armies before the Ottomans agreed to an armistice in 1918.
The postwar settlement led to the partition of Ottoman lands between the victorious powers, and laid the groundwork for the ongoing conflicts that continue to plague the modern Arab world. A sweeping narrative of battles and political intrigue from Gallipoli to Arabia, The Fall of the Ottomans is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the Great War and the making of the modern Middle East.
Eugene Ionesco’s “Exit the King” opens at Tiyatro Martı
Eugene Ionesco’s “Exit the King” opens at Tiyatro Martı.
Erdal Özyağcılar who made the dramaturgy stars in the play together with Güzin Özyağcılar, Nihan Büyükağaç, Barış Kıralioğlu, Gözde Çetiner, Ferdi Alver and Burak Tanay.Serkan Üstüner is the director.
7 March 2018
Robert Dubac’s “The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron ?” opens at Tatbikat Sahnesi
Robert Dubac’s “The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron ?” opens at Tatbikat Sahnesiin Ankara.
Emre Karayel is starring in the play which is directed by Erdal Beşikçioğlu, translated into Turkish by Özge Kayakutlu and adapted by Zeki Enes Akkan.
The play will also be staged in Istanbul a few weeks later after the premiere in Ankara.
22 February 2018
“Annie” opens in Izmir in April
“Annie” the Musical is opening in Izmir with a production of Mozart Akademi in April.
The musical – written by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin – will be staged in Turkey for the first time.
Mozart Akademi have accepted a lot of applications for “Annie” and other children parts. Following the auditions, the selected cats is taking music, dance and acting education which will continue until the premiere.
“Annie” will make a premiere on April 21st at Dokuz Eylül University Sabancı Culture Center. Mozart Akademi is planning to visit other cities around Turkey with he musical.
16 February 2018
Tankred Dorst’s “I, Feuerbach” opening soon
Tankred Dorst’s “I, Feuerbach” is opening at Mecidiyeköy Artı Sahne in Istanbul on January 25th. Selçuk Yöntem is starring together with Toprak Can Adıgüzel and Gülçün Kültür Şahin in the play directed by Ayşenil Şamlıoğlu.
“I, Feuerbach” is the story of the passionate actor Feuerbach as he tries to return to acting after years of treatment at a mental hospital. Feuerbach arrives at his first audition in years and expects to see the famous director he has known for so long, only to be greeted by his assistant. His initial disappointment turns into a game of cat and mouse as the actor tries to center the attention of his audience on himself. This takes us on a journey across the layers of Feuerbach’s life and personality. When the long-awaited person finally arrives, things will take on a whole new turn for Feuerbach.
23 January 2018
“Fiddler on the Roof” opens at Zorlu PSM in January
“Fiddler on the Roof”, a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in the Pale of Settlement of Imperial Russia in 1905, based on Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye the Dairyman) and other tales by Sholem Aleichem, opens at Zorlu PSM with collaboration of Talimhane Tiyatrosu in January.
Mehmet Ali Kaptanlar and Binnur Kaya will be starring in the musical.
“A Streetcar Named Desire” opens at UNIQ Hall on November 29th
Tennessee Williams’ classical play “A Streetcar Named Desire” opens at UNIQ Hall on November 29th for the first time after many years. The play was staged 35 years ago by Yıldız Kenter and Müşfik Kenter in Istanbul.
Haluk Bilginer translated the play into Turkish and Hira Tekindor is the director.
Zerrin Tekindor, Onur Saylak, Şebnem Bozoklu and İbrahim Selim are starring.
“Madonna in a Fur Coat” on stage at Zorlu PSM soon
“Madonna in a Fur Coat”, the bestselling Turkish classic novel of Sabahattin Ali, has been adapted into a theatre play by acclaimed theatre director Engin Alkan and will open at Zorlu PSM in October with a production by Tuba Ünsal and Nisan Ceren Göknel. Menderes Samancılar, Tuba Ünsal, Alper Saldıran and Sercan Badur will be starring in the play. Sezen Aksu will compose the original music and Cem Yılmazer will be production designer.