Eksik Parça Yayınları published Gunnar Kaiser’s “Beneath the Skin”
Eksik Parça Yayınları published Gunnar Kaiser’s “Beneath the Skin” with a traslation made by Serdar Yüce.
Beneath the Skin is a bold, highly ambitious and original novel, which takes its readers on an epic journey from 1919 Weimar to 1990s Argentina via Berlin, New York and Israel. It is simultaneously the life story of a (possible) serial killer, a tale of obsession, an off-beat crime novel and an innovative chronicle of twentieth-century history and displacement.
The novel opens with narrator Jonathan Rosen, an American of Jewish- German descent now based in Israel, relating his memories of the summer of 1969. He had just turned twenty and moved to New York to study at Columbia. He recalls spending his spare time delivering meat for Jewish butchers, taking photos and eyeing up girls. One day he follows a ‘definitive girl’ to a Brooklyn diner and watches her being picked up by an older Jewish man. He follows them to a house on Willow Street, where the girl greets Jonathan. It emerges that the older man, Josef Eisenstein, had expected Jonathan to follow them, and told the girl that a man would arrive shortly to photograph her. Subsequently, Eisenstein teaches Jonathan how to seduce girls in return for watching Jonathan sleep with them. He also becomes a mentor, broadening Jonathan’s literary horizons and discussing issues such as Vietnam and American-Jewish identity. But Jonathan is uneasy about their relationship and is disturbed by Eisenstein’s manipulation of himself and others. When, later on in the novel, he hears about ‘the Williamsburg Skinner’, who is dumping the skinned bodies of women in the Hudson River, he cannot help but wonder if Eisenstein is the killer.
The next part of the novel tells the story of Josef Eisenstein, criminal and genius, who was born in Weimar in 1919. Eisenstein is a fascinating, provocative figure: at best he is a manipulator of others and at worst a misogynist serial killer. His obsessive, amoral and possibly murderous behaviour recalls two prominent German literary characters: Günter Grass’s Oskar Matzarath (The Tin Drum, 1959) and Patrick Süskind’s Jean Baptiste Grenouille (Perfume, 1985). Like these literary antecedents, he is a completely original and unforgettable character.
Beneath the Skin is a fascinating debut novel by a talented writer, who uses his freewheeling imagination to create a wide-ranging, unsettling and consistently stimulating text. This book will appeal to readers who enjoy immersing themselves in vividly imagined worlds, and who appreciate intelligent, multifaceted texts rich in interpretative possibilities. The character of Josef Eisenstein, in particular, is guaranteed to generate lively discussion and debate among all readers who meet him.
13 November 2018
Yoon Ha Lee’s “Machineries Empire Series 1: Ninefox Gambit” published by Salon Yayınları
Yoon Ha Lee’s “Machineries Empire Series 1: Ninefox Gambit” published by Salon Yayınları with Zeynep Eskİ’s translation.
The first installment of the trilogy, Ninefox Gambit, centers on disgraced captain Kel Cheris, who must recapture the formidable Fortress of Scattered Needles in order to redeem herself in front of the Hexarchate.
To win an impossible war Captain Kel Cheris must awaken an ancient weapon and a despised traitor general.
Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced for using unconventional methods in a battle against heretics. Kel Command gives her the opportunity to redeem herself by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a star fortress that has recently been captured by heretics. Cheris’s career isn’t the only thing at stake. If the fortress falls, the hexarchate itself might be next.
Cheris’s best hope is to ally with the undead tactician Shuos Jedao. The good news is that Jedao has never lost a battle, and he may be the only one who can figure out how to successfully besiege the fortress.
The bad news is that Jedao went mad in his first life and massacred two armies, one of them his own. As the siege wears on, Cheris must decide how far she can trust Jedao–because she might be his next victim.
7 November 2018
Eduardo Galeano’s “Walking Words” published by Sel Yayıncılık
Eduardo Galeano’s “Walking Words” published by Sel Yayıncılık. Translation into Turkish has been made by Bülent Kale.
In Walking Words world-renowned author Eduardo Galeano draws on the folklore of rural and urban Latin America to discover and retell “the stories of ghouls and fools that Id like to write.” These tales are beautifully illustrated by his collaborator, the Brazilian woodcut artist José Francisco Borges, and become testaments to the power of stories to make and remake and enchant the world.
19 October 2018
Adalet Ağaoğlu’s “A Wedding Night” published in Italian
L’Asino d’oro Edizioni published Adalet Ağaoğlu’s “A Wedding Night” in Italian. The same publishing house published the first book of Ağaoğlu’s trilogy “Lying to Death” last year.
11 October 2018
Blake Snyder’s “Save the Cat” published by hep kitap
Blake Snyder’s “Save the Cat! – The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need” published by hep kitap.
Here’s what started the phenomenon: the best seller, for over 15 years, that’s been used by screenwriters around the world! Blake Snyder tells all in this fast, funny and candid look inside the movie business. “Save the Cat” is just one of many ironclad rules for making your ideas more marketable and your script more satisfying, including: The four elements of every winning logline The seven immutable laws of screenplay physics The 10 genres that every movie ever made can be categorized by ― and why they’re important to your script Why your Hero must serve your Idea Mastering the 15 Beats Creating the “Perfect Beast” by using The Board to map 40 scenes with conflict and emotional change How to get back on track with proven rules for script repair This ultimate insider’s guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a showbiz veteran who’s proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat.
5 October 2018
Yeonmi Park’s “In Order To Live” published by Mona Kitap
Yeonmi Park’s “In Order To Live” published by Mona Kitap.
Human rights activist Park, who fled North Korea with her mother in 2007 at age 13 and eventually made it to South Korea two years later after a harrowing ordeal, recognized that in order to be “completely free,” she had to confront the truth of her past. It is an ugly, shameful story of being sold with her mother into slave marriages by Chinese brokers, and although she at first tried to hide the painful details when blending into South Korean society, she realized how her survival story could inspire others. Moreover, her sister had also escaped earlier and had vanished into China for years, prompting the author to go public with her story in the hope of finding her sister.
25 September 2018
Karin Tidbeck’s “Amatka” published by İthaki Yayınları
Karin Tidbeck’s “Amatka” published by İthaki Yayınları with a translation of Göksu Göçhan.
Vanja, an information assistant, is sent from her home city of Essre to the austere, wintry colony of Amatka with an assignment to collect intelligence for the government. Immediately she feels that something strange is going on: people act oddly in Amatka, and citizens are monitored for signs of subversion.
Intending to stay just a short while, Vanja falls in love with her housemate, Nina, and prolongs her visit. But when she stumbles on evidence of a growing threat to the colony, and a cover-up by its administration, she embarks on an investigation that puts her at tremendous risk.
In Karin Tidbeck’s world, everyone is suspect, no one is safe, and nothing—not even language, nor the very fabric of reality—can be taken for granted. Amatka is a beguiling and wholly original novel about freedom, love, and artistic creation by a captivating new voice.
25 September 2018
Suat Derviş’s “Madly” published in Spanish by Ardicia Editorial
Suat Derviş’s “Madly” published in Spanish by Ardicia Editorial with a translation of Susana Prieto Mori.
25 September 2018
Steven Rose’s “The 21st Century Brain” published by Ginko Bilim
Steven Rose’s “The 21st Century Brain” published by Ginko Bilim with Levent Can Yılmaz’s translation.
Neuroscientists now claim to be able to explain the roots of human personality. In this overview of the grey matter, Rose explores the evolutionary route by which brains progressed, up to today’s complex societies, and ponders the brain’s future.Revelling in witty thought experiments, word play, and thecourage of provocation, Markus Gabriel demonstrates the necessityof a questioning mind and the role that humour can play in comingto terms with the abyss of human existence.
14 September 2018
Sabahattin Ali’s “The Devil Within” will be published by Van Gennep in Dutch this month
Sabahattin Ali’s “The Devil Within” will be published by Van Gennep in Dutch this month.
14 September 2018
Markus Gabriel’s “Why The World Does Not Exist” published by Koç Üniversitesi Yayınları
Markus Gabriel’s “Why The World Does Not Exist” published by Koç Üniversitesi Yayınları with a translation of Vedat Çorlu.
Where do we come from? Are we merely a cluster of elementaryparticles in a gigantic world receptacle? And what does it allmean?
In this highly original new book, the philosopher Markus Gabrielchallenges our notion of what exists and what it means to exist. Hequestions the idea that there is a world that encompasseseverything like a container life, the universe, and everythingelse. This all-inclusive being does not exist and cannot exist. Forthe world itself is not found in the world. And even when we thinkabout the world, the world about which we think is obviously notidentical with the world in which we think. For, as we are thinkingabout the world, this is only a very small event in the world.Besides this, there are still innumerable other objects and events:rain showers, toothaches and the World Cup. Drawing on the recenthistory of philosophy, Gabriel asserts that the world cannot existat all, because it is not found in the world. Yet with theexception of the world, everything else exists; even unicornson the far side of the moon wearing police uniforms.
Revelling in witty thought experiments, word play, and thecourage of provocation, Markus Gabriel demonstrates the necessityof a questioning mind and the role that humour can play in comingto terms with the abyss of human existence.
6 September 2018
Yabancı Yayınları published Andrea Owen’s “How to Stop Feeling Like Shit”
Yabancı Yayınları published Andrea Owen’s “How to Stop Feeling Like Shit” with a translation of Müge Hestbaek.
How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t is a straight-shooting approach to self-improvement for women, one that offers no-crap truth-telling about the most common self-destructive behaviors women tend to engage in. From listening to the imposter complex and bitchy inner critic to catastrophizing and people-pleasing, Andrea Owen–a nationally sought-after life coach–crystallizes what’s behind these invisible, undermining habits. With each chapter, she kicks women’s gears out of autopilot and empowers them to create happier, more fulfilling lives. Powerfully on-the-mark, the chapters are short and digestible, nicely bypassing weighty examinations in favor of punch-points of awareness.
16 August 2018
Sebastian Fitzek’s “Noah” published by Pegasus Yayınları
Sebastian Fitzek’s “Noah” published by Pegasus Yayınları with a translation of Fulya Aydınoğulları.
He does not know his name. He has no clue where he comes from. He cannot remember why he is in Berlin and for how long he has been living rough on this street. The homeless he is moving around with call him Noah: That is the name that is tattooed into the palm of his left hand. For Noah the search for his identity turns into a nightmare. As it seems he is the essential key element of a global conspiracy that has already claimed ten thousands of victims and is now threatening the whole of mankind…
8 August 2018
“Madonna in a Fur Coat” will be published in Swedish in September
“Madonna in a Fur Coat” will be published in Swedish in September.
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, Norwegian, Croatian, Bosnian, Georgian, Albanian, Arabic (in Egypt and Saudi Arabia by different publishers) and Mongolian before.
8 August 2018
Sebastian Fitzek’s “Passenger 23” published by Pegasus Yayınları
Sebastian Fitzek’s “Passenger 23” published by Pegasus Yayınları with a translation of Anıl Alacaoğlu.
With no police to investigate and no escape, could it be the perfect setting for a crime? Martin Schwartz (Beesley) is an undercover detective who is recovering from his wife and sons’ bizarre disappearance from a cruise ship 5 years ago. He is a desperate man willing to take big risks. Martin never wanted to step onto a cruise ship again until he receives a call which can’t be ignored. On average, 23 people per year disappear without a trace from cruise ships. Never before has someone come back… until now.
18 July 2018
James Gleick’s “Time Travel : A History” published by Koç Üniversitesi Yayınları
James Gleick’s “Time Travel : A History” published by Koç Üniversitesi Yayınları with a translation of Aylin Onacak.
Gleick’s story begins at the turn of the twentieth century with the young H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first book, an international sensation, The Time Machine. A host of forces were converging to transmute the human understanding of time, some philosophical and some technological the electric telegraph, the steam railroad, the discovery of buried civilizations, and the perfection of clocks.
Gleick tracks the evolution of time travel as an idea in the culture from Marcel Proust to Doctor Who, from Woody Allen to Jorge Luis Borges. He explores the inevitable looping paradoxes and examines the porous boundary between pulp fiction and modern physics. Finally, he delves into a temporal shift that is unsettling our own moment: the instantaneous wired world, with its all-consuming present and vanishing future.
13 July 2018
Everest Yayınları published Sam Shepard’s “Motel Chronicles”
Everest Yayınları published Sam Shepard’s “Motel Chronicles” with a translation of Ülker İnce.
Motel Chronicles reveals the fast-moving and sometimes surprising world of the man behind the plays that have made Sam Shepard a live legend in the theater. Shepard chronicles his own life birth in Illinois, childhood memories of Guam, Pasadena and rural Southern California, adventures as ranch hand, waiter, rock musician, dramatist, and film actor. Scenes from this book form the basis of his play Superstitions, and of the film (directed by Wim Wenders) Paris, Texas, winner of the Golden Palm Award at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival. (less)
11 July 2018
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
“Crime and Punishment” opened at Ankara State Theatre
Dostoevsky’s “Crime and Punishment” adapted by Gaston Baty and translated into Turkish by Bertan Onaran, opened at Ankara State Theatre.
The play directed by Bozkurt Kuruç was staged by the same theatre 15 years ago in Ankara.
2 November 2018
Sinan Ünel will be represented by ONK Agency in Turkey
Upon finalizing an agreement signed by playwright Sinan Ünel and our chairman of the board Mehmet N. Karaca today, Ünel will be represented by ONK Agency in Turkey from now on. Our general manager Meriç Güleç and Play Rights Director Aslıhan Gülay have also attended the meeting with Ünel today.
Sinan Ünel’s father, a graduate student from Istanbul, met and married his mother, an undergrad from Oklahoma, at the University of Michigan. Sinan celebrated his first birthday on a cargo ship, crossing the Atlantic. Raised in Turkey, he graduated from the French Jesuit Lycée Saint Joseph, and moved to the US to attend the University of Kansas.
After dawdling in business and architecture for a couple of years, Sinan found his true calling after writing his first play (in Turkish) and changed his major to English Lit and Playwriting. After graduation Sinan lived in New York City for a year, and then moved to Provincetown, MA, where he spent many years writing and developing his craft.
Ünel is the recipient of numerous awards, and the author of more than twenty plays and screenplays.
26 October 2018
“Dogville” produced by Versus Tiyatro is on stage at Uniq Istanbul Glass Room
“Dogville” adapted into a play by Christian Lollike from Lars von Trier’s screenplay, translated into Turkish by Nazlı Gözde Yolcu is on stage at Uniq Istanbul Glass Room.
22 October 2018
Erdi Işık’s “Dali’s Women” opens at Zorlu PSM soon
Erdi Işık’s new play “Dali’s Women” staged by Çolpan İlhan & Sadri Alışık Theatre opens at Zorlu PSM soon.
Hatice Aslan, Devrim Nas, Hande Soral, Gülin İyigün and Açelya Devrim Yılhan are starring in the play directed by Ali Düşenkalkar.
5 October 2018
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.