“The Land of Stories – Vol.1 / The Wishing Spell” published by Bilgi
Chris Colfer’s “The Land of Stories Vol.1 – The Wishing Spell” published b y Bilgi Yayınevi with a translation of Yasemin Yener.
The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.
But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.
“Skylight” on stage at Oyun Atölyesi
David Hare’s “Skylight” is being staged by Oyun Atölyesi. The play has been translated into Turkish by Haluk Bilginer and directed by Birkan Uz. Haluk Bilginer, Esra Bezen Bilgin and Kürşat Demir are starring.
“Falling Leaves” published in Serbian
Reşat Nuri Güntekin’s “Falling Leaves” has been published in Serbian by Liber Novus.
“Falling Leaves” has been published in Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian and Bulgarian before.
“A Line in the Sand” published by Pegasus Yayınları
James Barr’s “A Line in the Sand” has been published by Pegasus Yayınlari with a translation of Ekin Can Göksoy. In 1916, in the middle of the First World War, two men secretly agreed to divide the Middle East between them. Sir Mark Sykes was a visionary politician; François Georges-Picot a diplomat with a grudge. The deal they struck, which was designed to relieve tensions that threatened to engulf the Entente Cordiale, drew a line in the sand from the Mediterranean to the Persian frontier. Territory north of that stark line would go to France; land south of it, to Britain. Against the odds their pact survived the war to form the basis for the post-war division of the region into five new countries Britain and France would rule. The creation of Britain’s ‘mandates’ of Palestine, Transjordan and Iraq, and France’s in Lebanon and Syria, made the two powers uneasy neighbours for the following thirty years. Through a stellar cast of politicians, diplomats, spies and soldiers, including T. E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle, A Line in the Sand vividly tells the story of the short but crucial era when Britain and France ruled the Middle East. It explains exactly how the old antagonism between these two powers inflamed the more familiar modern rivalry between the Arabs and the Jews, and ultimately led to war between the British and the French in 1941 and between the Arabs and the Jews in 1948. In 1946, after many years of intrigue and espionage, Britain finally succeeded in ousting France from Lebanon and Syria, and hoped that, having done so, it would be able to cling on to Palestine. Using newly declassified papers from the British and French archives, James Barr brings this overlooked clandestine struggle back to life, and reveals, for the first time, the stunning way in which the French finally got their revenge.
Orkun Ertener’s “Lebt” published by Pena Yayınları
Orkun Ertener’s “Lebt” has been published by Pena Yayinlari with a translation of Firuzan Gürbüz.