DEX published “Forward” , a collection of stories curated by Blake Crouch with a translation by Bige Turan Zourbakis.
For some, it’s the end of the world. For others, it’s just the beginning. With brilliant imagination, today’s most visionary writers point to the future. These stories range from darkly comic to deeply chilling, but they all look forward.
25 January 2023
Epsilon Yayınevi published Annalee Newitz’s “The Future of Another Timelimne” with a translation by Kerem Sevinçli.
From Annalee Newitz, founding editor of io9, comes a story of time travel, murder, and the lengths we’ll go to protect the ones we love.
1992: After a confrontation at a riot grrl concert, seventeen-year-old Beth finds herself in a car with her friend’s abusive boyfriend dead in the backseat, agreeing to help her friends hide the body. This murder sets Beth and her friends on a path of escalating violence and vengeance as they realize many other young women in the world need protecting too.
2022: Determined to use time travel to create a safer future, Tess has dedicated her life to visiting key moments in history and fighting for change. But rewriting the timeline isn’t as simple as editing one person or event. And just when Tess believes she’s found a way to make an edit that actually sticks, she encounters a group of dangerous travelers bent on stopping her at any cost.
Tess and Beth’s lives intertwine as war breaks out across the timeline–a war that threatens to destroy time travel and leave only a small group of elites with the power to shape the past, present, and future. Against the vast and intricate forces of history and humanity, is it possible for a single person’s actions to echo throughout the timeline?
23 January 2023
İthaki Yayınları published Shelley Park-Chan’s “She Who Became The Sun” with a translation by Ceren Gürein.
In a famine-stricken village on a dusty yellow plain, two children are given two fates. A boy, greatness. A girl, nothingness…
In 1345, China lies under harsh Mongol rule. For the starving peasants of the Central Plains, greatness is something found only in stories. When the Zhu family’s eighth-born son, Zhu Chongba, is given a fate of greatness, everyone is mystified as to how it will come to pass. The fate of nothingness received by the family’s clever and capable second daughter, on the other hand, is only as expected.
When a bandit attack orphans the two children, though, it is Zhu Chongba who succumbs to despair and dies. Desperate to escape her own fated death, the girl uses her brother’s identity to enter a monastery as a young male novice. There, propelled by her burning desire to survive, Zhu learns she is capable of doing whatever it takes, no matter how callous, to stay hidden from her fate.
After her sanctuary is destroyed for supporting the rebellion against Mongol rule, Zhu uses takes the chance to claim another future altogether: her brother’s abandoned greatness.
18 January 2023
Çınar Yayınları published Kaira Rouda’s “Best Day Ever” with a translation by Elif Şiir Şentekin.
The perfect marriage is the perfect illusion.
Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he’s the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That’s why he’s planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. And he’s promised today will be the best day ever.
But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and toward the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them and doubts start to arise. How much do they trust each other? And how perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really?
Forcing us to ask ourselves just how well we know those who are closest to us, Best Day Ever crackles with dark energy, spinning ever tighter toward its shocking conclusion. In the vein of The Couple Next Door, Kaira Rouda weaves a gripping, tautly suspenseful tale of deception and betrayal dark enough to destroy a marriage…or a life.
12 January 2023
İnkla Kitap published Byung-Chul Han’s “The Disappearance of Rituals: A Topology of the Present”” with a translation by Çağlar Tanyeri.
Untrammelled neoliberalism and the inexorable force of production have produced a 21st century crisis of community: a narcissistic cult of authenticity and mass turning-inward are among the pathologies engendered by it. We are individuals afloat in an atomised society, where the loss of the symbolic structures inherent in ritual behaviour has led to overdependence on the contingent to steer identity.
Avoiding saccharine nostalgia for the rituals of the past, Han provides a genealogy of their disappearance as a means of diagnosing the pathologies of the present. He juxtaposes a community without communication – where the intensity of togetherness in silent recognition provides structure and meaning – to today’s communication without community, which does away with collective feelings and leaves individuals exposed to exploitation and manipulation by neoliberal psycho-politics. The community that is invoked everywhere today is an atrophied and commoditized community that lacks the symbolic power to bind people together. For Han, it is only the mutual praxis of recognition borne by the ritualistic sharing of the symbolic between members of a community which creates the footholds of objectivity allowing us to make sense of time.
This new book by one of the most creative cultural theorists writing today will be of interest to a wide readership.
23 December 2022
Martı Yayınları published Tessa Bailey’s “Hook, Line and Sinker” with a translation by Gülfem Çırak.
In the follow-up to It Happened One Summer, Tessa Bailey delivers another deliciously fun rom-com about a former player who accidentally falls for his best friend while trying to help her land a different man…
King crab fisherman Fox Thornton has a reputation as a sexy, carefree flirt. Everyone knows he’s a guaranteed good time–in bed and out–and that’s exactly how he prefers it. Until he meets Hannah Bellinger. She’s immune to his charm and looks, but she seems to enjoy his… personality? And wants to be friends? Bizarre. But he likes her too much to risk a fling, so platonic pals it is.
Now, Hannah’s in town for work, crashing in Fox’s spare bedroom. She knows he’s a notorious ladies’ man, but they’re definitely just friends. In fact, she’s nursing a hopeless crush on a colleague and Fox is just the person to help with her lackluster love life. Armed with a few tips from Westport’s resident Casanova, Hannah sets out to catch her coworker’s eye… yet the more time she spends with Fox, the more she wants him instead. As the line between friendship and flirtation begins to blur, Hannah can’t deny she loves everything about Fox, but she refuses to be another notch on his bedpost.
Living with his best friend should have been easy. Except now she’s walking around in a towel, sleeping right across the hall, and Fox is fantasizing about waking up next to her for the rest of his life and… and… man overboard! He’s fallen for her, hook, line, and sinker. Helping her flirt with another guy is pure torture, but maybe if Fox can tackle his inner demons and show Hannah he’s all in, she’ll choose him instead?
8 December 2022
Aviana Publishing House published Suat Derviş’s “The Prisoner of Ankara” in Bulgarian.
The Prisoner of Ankara is the first Turkish novel published in France. It was published by Les Editeurs Français Reunis in 1957.
Vasfi is a student at medical school and murders one of his friends during a fight at a night club. He stays in prison for 12 years and after his release, he is unable to find a job neither in Ankara nor Istanbul. However, he does manage to locate Zeynep, his lover during his student years, but she is now the owner of a shop and has become a bad-tempered and stingy woman. Vasfi never shows his face to her, he just follows her around and hesitates to contact her. One cold day, sleeping in a train station, he is offered shelter in the house of an old woman, because he reminds her of her lost son. Vasfi accepts the offer and starts living with her. After a while, he meets a friend from prison, who helps him find to a job as a construction worker. All in all, it is the tragic story of a young idealist, whose life turns to ruins, but he still succeeds in surviving.
“A Gorky influence can be seen in the novel. The book is written with a similar simplicity. The Prisoner of Ankara is the first Turkish novel to be translated into French. The most interesting part is that the author has translated her own work… This translation is a testimony to her praiseworthy knowledge of French.” – Le Monde
28 November 2022
Nova Kitap published Kathryn Schulz’s “Being Wrong” with a translation by Elvan Göçmen Ertem.
In the tradition of The Wisdom of Crowds and Predictably Irrational comes Being Wrong, an illuminating exploration of what it means to be in error and why homo sapiens tend to tacitly assume (or loudly insist) that they are right about almost everything. Kathryn Schulz, editor of Grist magazine, argues that error is the fundamental human condition and should be celebrated as such. Guiding the reader through the history and psychology of error, from Socrates to Alan Greenspan, Being Wrong will change the way you perceive screw-ups, both of the mammoth and daily variety, forever.
25 November 2022
MonoKL Yayınları published Slavoj Žižek’s “TTrouble in Paradise” with a translation by Onur Gayretli.
In Trouble in Paradise, Slavoj Žižek, one of our most famous, most combative philosophers, explains how by drawing on the ideas of communism, we can find a way out of the crisis of capitalism.
There is obviously trouble in the global capitalist paradise. But why do we find it so difficult to imagine a way out of the crisis we’re in? It is as if the trouble feeds on itself: the march of capitalism has become inexorable, the only game in town.
Setting out to diagnose the condition of global capitalism, the ideological constraints we are faced with in our daily lives, and the bleak future promised by this system, Slavoj Žižek explores the possibilities – and the traps – of new emancipatory struggles.
Drawing insights from phenomena as diverse as Gangnam Style to Marx, The Dark Knight to Thatcher, Trouble in Paradise is an incisive dissection of the world we inhabit, and the new order to come.
“The most dangerous philosopher in the West” – Adam Kirsch, New Republic
“The most formidably brilliant exponent of psychoanalysis, indeed of cultural theory in general, to have emerged in many decades” – Terry Eagleton
“Žižek leaves no social or cultural phenomenon untheorized, and is master of the counterintuitive observation” – New Yorker
21 November 2022
Kafka Kitap published Pearl S. Buck’s “The Eternal Wonder” with a translation by Mehmet Gürsel.
A recently discovered novel written by Pearl S. Buck at the end of her life in 1973, The Eternal Wonder tells the coming-of-age story of Randolph Colfax (Rann for short), an extraordinarily gifted young man whose search for meaning and purpose leads him to New York, England, Paris, on a mission patrolling the DMZ in Korea that will change his life forever—and, ultimately, to love.
Rann falls for the beautiful and equally brilliant Stephanie Kung, who lives in Paris with her Chinese father and has not seen her American mother since she abandoned the family when Stephanie was six years old. Both Rann and Stephanie yearn for a sense of genuine identity. Rann feels plagued by his voracious intellectual curiosity and strives to integrate his life of the mind with his experience in the world. Stephanie struggles to reconcile the Chinese part of herself with her American and French selves. Separated for long periods of time, their final reunion leads to a conclusion that even Rann, in all his hard-earned wisdom, could never have imagined.
A moving and mesmerizing fictional exploration of the themes that meant so much to Pearl S. Buck in her life, this final work is perhaps her most personal and passionate, and will no doubt appeal to the millions of readers who have treasured her novels for generations.
14 November 2022
Timaş published David Rooney’s “About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks” with a translation by Eylül Doğramacı.
The measurement of time has always been essential to human civilization, from early Roman sundials to the advent of GPS. But while we have one eye on the time every day, are we aware of the power clocks have given governments, military leaders and business owners, and how they have shaped our lives and our world?
In this spectacularly far-reaching book, David Rooney narrates a history of timekeeping and civilization in twelve concise chapters. Over their course, we meet the most epochal inventions in horological history, from medieval water clocks to Renaissance hourglasses, and from stock-exchange timestamps to satellites in Earth’s orbit. We discover how clocks have helped people navigate the globe and build empires, but also, on occasion, taken us to the brink of destruction.
This is the story of time, and the story of time is the story of us.
10 November 2022
İthaki Yayınları published Tarık Dursun K.’s “Blood of the Sea”.
In “Blood of the Sea”, Tarık Dursun K. describes the two faces of the Aegean Sea – its generosity and insatiability – through sponge divers and women waiting for their return.
9 November 2022
ODTÜ Yayıncılık published Antonio Damasio’s “Feeling & Knowing: Making Minds Conscious” with a translation by Mustafa Kırca and Pelin Gözel.
From one of the world’s leading neuroscientists: a succinct, illuminating, wholly engaging investigation of how biology, neuroscience, psychology, and artificial intelligence have given us the tools to unlock the mysteries of human consciousness
In recent decades, many philosophers and cognitive scientists have declared the problem of consciousness unsolvable, but Antonio Damasio is convinced that recent findings across multiple scientific disciplines have given us a way to understand consciousness and its significance for human life.
In the forty-eight brief chapters of Feeling & Knowing, and in writing that remains faithful to our intuitive sense of what feeling and experiencing are about, Damasio helps us understand why being conscious is not the same as sensing, why nervous systems are essential for the development of feelings, and why feeling opens the way to consciousness writ large. He combines the latest discoveries in various sciences with philosophy and discusses his original research, which has transformed our understanding of the brain and human behavior.
Here is an indispensable guide to understanding how we experience the world within and around us and find our place in the universe.
25 October 2022
Altın Kitaplar published robert Greene’s “The Daily Laws” with a translation by Füsun Doruker.
Over the last 22 years, Robert Greene has provided insights into every aspect of being human whether that be getting what you want, understanding others’ motivations, mastering your impulses, and recognizing strengths and weaknesses. The Daily Laws distills that wisdom into daily entries.
Each entry delivers refined and concise wisdom from one of his books, in an easy to digest lesson that will only take a few minutes to read, as well as a Commandment — a prescription or prompt for the reader to follow.
Not only is The Daily Laws the perfect entry point for those new to Greene’s penetrating insight, but it will also help the many Greene fans throughout the world understanding and internalizing the many lessons that fill his books. It is a guide to a lifetime of reading and re-reading about power, seduction, strategy, psychology and human nature.
24 October 2022
Epsilon Yayınevi published Annalee Newitz’s “Autonomous” with a translation by Kerem Sevinçli.
“Autonomous” features a rakish female pharmaceutical pirate named Jack who traverses the world in her own submarine. A notorious anti-patent scientist who has styled herself as a Robin Hood heroine fighting to bring cheap drugs to the poor, Jack’s latest drug is leaving a trail of lethal overdoses across what used to be North America—a drug that compels people to become addicted to their work.
On Jack’s trail are an unlikely pair: an emotionally shut-down military agent and his partner, Paladin, a young military robot, who fall in love against all expectations. Autonomous alternates between the activities of Jack and her co-conspirators, and Elias and Paladin, as they all race to stop a bizarre drug epidemic that is tearing apart lives, causing trains to crash, and flooding New York City.
13 October 2022
Yabancı Yayınları published “Hate List” wirtten by Jennifer Brown with a translation by Başak Kıran.
Five months ago, Valerie Leftman’s boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and Nick hated. The list he used to pick his targets.
Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is forced to confront her guilt as she returns to school to complete her senior year. Haunted by the memory of the boyfriend she still loves and navigating rocky relationships with her family, former friends and the girl whose life she saved, Val must come to grips with the tragedy that took place and her role in it, in order to make amends and move on with her life.
8 October 2022
The Kitap published Susan Orlean’s “On Animals” with a translation by Berke Kılıç.
Susan Orlean—the beloved New Yorker staff writer and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Library Book—gathers a lifetime of musings, meditations, and in-depth profiles about animals.
“How we interact with animals has preoccupied philosophers, poets, and naturalists for ages,” writes Susan Orlean. Since the age of six, when Orlean wrote and illustrated a book called Herbert the Near-Sighted Pigeon, she’s been drawn to stories about how we live with animals, and how they abide by us. Now, in On Animals, she examines animal-human relationships through the compelling tales she has written over the course of her celebrated career.
These stories consider a range of creatures—the household pets we dote on, the animals we raise to end up as meat on our plates, the creatures who could eat us for dinner, the various tamed and untamed animals we share our planet with who are central to human life. In her own backyard, Orlean discovers the delights of keeping chickens. In a different backyard, in New Jersey, she meets a woman who has twenty-three pet tigers—something none of her neighbors knew about until one of the tigers escapes. In Iceland, the world’s most famous whale resists the efforts to set him free; in Morocco, the world’s hardest-working donkeys find respite at a special clinic. We meet a show dog and a lost dog and a pigeon who knows exactly how to get home.
Equal parts delightful and profound, enriched by Orlean’s stylish prose and precise research, these stories celebrate the meaningful cross-species connections that grace our collective existence.
3 October 2022
Epsilon Yayınevi published Farah Naz Rishİ’s “I Hope You Get This Message” with a translation by Aslı kuyumcu.
Seven days. Seven days. The Earth might end in seven days.
When news stations start reporting that Earth has been contacted by a planet named Alma, the world is abuzz with rumors that the alien entity is giving mankind only few days to live before they hit the kill switch on civilization.
For high school truant Jesse Hewitt, though, nothing has ever felt permanent. Not the guys he hooks up with. Not the jobs his underpaid mom works so hard to hold down. Life has dealt him one bad blow after another — so what does it matter if it all ends now? Cate Collins, on the other hand, is desperate to use this time to find the father she’s never met, the man she grew up hearing wild stories about, most of which she didn’t believe. And then there’s Adeem Khan. While coding and computer programming have always come easily to him, forgiveness doesn’t. He can’t seem to forgive his sister for leaving, even though it’s his last chance.
With only seven days to face their truths and right their wrongs, Jesse, Cate, and Adeem’s paths collide even as their worlds are pulled apart.
23 September 2022
Mirjam Pressler’s “It’s Me, Kitty” published by Genç Timaş with a translation by Ebrar Karadeniz.
Kitty, the red princess, is still young, yet she has experienced quite a bit already. When Emma, who is old, can no longer take care of her, she says to her, “You’ll make it, Kitty. You’re smart and strong and have a heart bigger than many humans.” And it’s true. In the courtyard of the old bakery, Kitty finds friends – Anusch, Flecki and wise Bruno, with whom she philosophizes about the good and evil in the world. Lastly the kitten finds a new home, for cats don’t like being alone.
A deeply human cat story about life, surviving and love. Told by Mirjam Pressler in a touching and wise way.
»What I like about cats? Apart from their beauty and their lithe, elegant movements, it is their independence above all. Their self-centeredness that has nothing in common with human egoism, but rather with freedom, with self-sufficiency, with a unity of body and spirit. I love cats and I am thankful to all the cats that have shared their lives with me.« Mirjam Pressler
11 August 2022
Sebahat Söylemez’s “Lettere dalla cupola blu del cielo (Letters from the Blue Sky Dome)” has been awarded withan Honorable Mention by the jury of the historical novel section unanimously at 55th Acqui Storia Awards.
The 55th edition of the Premio Acqui Storia-Acqui History Prize, in which 162 works competed, editors and writers had an extraordinary participation. The continuity of the works participating in the Premio Acqui Storia award over time indicates the popularity, seriousness and authority of the award not only in Italy, but also in Europe.
The award, which is held under the auspices of the Prime Minister of Italy, the President of the Senate, President of the Great National Assembly, the Ministry of Culture, is the most important among the book awards given to those books on the historical subject of Italy and Europe.
Acqui Storia Awards is organized by Municipality of Acqui Terme with the participation of the main partners of the event in the region of Piemonte, Amag Group, National Tax Institute, CTE Spa, BRC industrial Automation, Collino, Ma Group, Foundation of the Savings Bank of Turin and Foundation of the Savings Bank of Alessandria.
10 August 2022
Everest Yayınları published Erich Maria Remarque’s “Three Comrades” with a translation by Dr. Saffet Günersel and Yasemin Dindaş.
The year is 1928. On the outskirts of a large German city, three young men are earning a thin and precarious living. Fully armed young storm troopers swagger in the streets. Restlessness, poverty, and violence are everywhere. For these three, friendship is the only refuge from the chaos around them. Then the youngest of them falls in love, and brings into the group a young woman who will become a comrade as well, as they are all tested in ways they can never have imagined. . . .
Written with the same overwhelming simplicity and directness that made All Quiet on the Western Front a classic, Three Comrades portrays the greatness of the human spirit, manifested through characters who must find the inner resources to live in a world they did not make, but must endure.
10 August 2022
İthaki Yayınları published John Brunner’s “The Sheep Look Up” with a translation by Cenk Pamay.
In a near future, the air pollution is so bad that everyone wears gas masks. The infant mortality rate is soaring, and birth defects, new diseases, and physical ailments of all kinds abound. The water is undrinkable—unless you’re poor and have no choice. Large corporations fighting over profits from gas masks, drinking water, and clean food tower over an ineffectual, corrupt government.
Environmentalist Austin Train is on the run. The “trainites,” a group of violent environmental activists, want him to lead their movement; the government wants him dead; and the media demands amusement. But Train just wants to survive.
More than a novel of science fiction, The Sheep Look Up is a skillful and frightening political and social commentary that takes its place next to other remarkable works of dystopian literature, such as Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, and George Orwell’s 1984.
2 August 2022
Yabancı Yayınları published Renée Rosen’s “Park Avenue Summer” with a translation by Ayhan Semih Koç.
Mad Men meets The Devil Wears Prada as Renée Rosen draws readers into the glamorous New York City of 1965 and Cosmopolitan magazine, where a brazen new editor-in-chief–Helen Gurley Brown–shocks America and saves a dying publication by daring to talk to women about all things off-limits…
New York City is filled with opportunities for single girls like Alice Weiss, who leaves her small midwestern town to chase her big-city dreams and unexpectedly lands the job of a lifetime working for the first female editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, Helen Gurley Brown.
Nothing could have prepared Alice for the world she enters as editors and writers resign on the spot, refusing to work for the woman who wrote the scandalous bestseller Sex and the Single Girl, and confidential memos, article ideas, and cover designs keep finding their way into the wrong hands. When someone tries to pull Alice into a scheme to sabotage her boss, she is more determined than ever to help Helen succeed.
While pressure mounts at the magazine, Alice struggles not to lose sight of her own dreams as she’s swept up into a glamorous world of five-star dinners, lavish parties, and men who are certainly no good. Because if Helen Gurley Brown has taught her anything, it’s that a woman can demand to have it all.
4 July 2022
Yabancı Yayınları published Anna-Marie McLemore’s’s multi awarded (National Book Award and James Tiptree Jr. Award in 2016; Stonewall Honor Award in 2017) “When the Moon Was Ours” with a translation by Merve Özcan.
To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees, and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town. But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel’s skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they’re willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up.
29 June 2022
Ketebe published Chingiz Aitmatov’s “Childhood” as a special box edition with a translation by Fatma & Serdar Arıkan.
“Childhood” is a beautiful story in a land that no longer exists. It is a collection of stories, memories and anecdotes from Aitmatov’s childhood which he told to the German translator, Friedrich Hitzer.
24 June 2022
Pegasus Yayınları published Rolf Dobelli’s “The Art of Good Life” and “Stop Reading the News : A Manifesto for a Happier, Calmer and Wiser Life” with translations by Anıl Alacaoğlu.
The Art of Good Life
The indispensable new work from the author of the international and Sunday Times bestseller The Art of Thinking Clearly
Have you ever…
· Spent too long on a powerpoint presentation?
· Lost sight of what makes you happy?
· Failed to reach a long-term goal?
· Become infuriated by queuing, tax or parking tickets?
· Broken a promise you knew you’d keep?
Since the dawn of civilization, we’ve been asking ourselves what it means to live a good life: how should I live, what will truly make be happy, how much should I earn, how should I spend my time? In the absence of a single simple answer, what we need is a toolkit of mental models, a guide to practical living.
In The Art of the Good Life, you’ll find fifty-two intellectual shortcuts for wiser thinking and better decisions, at home and at work. They may not guarantee you a good life, but they’ll give you a better chance.
Stop Reading the News : A Manifesto for a Happier, Calmer and Wiser Life
News is to the mind what sugar is to the body.
In 2013 Rolf Dobelli stood in front of a roomful of journalists and proclaimed that he did not read the news. It caused a riot. Now he finally sets down his philosophy in detail. And he practises what he preaches: he hasn’t read the news for a decade.
Stop Reading the News is Dobelli’s manifesto about the dangers of the most toxic form of information – news. He shows the damage it does to our concentration and well-being, and how a misplaced sense of duty can misdirect our behaviour.
From the author of the bestselling The Art of Thinking Clearly, Rolf Dobelli’s book offers the reader guidance about how to live without news, and the many potential gains to be had: less disruption, more time, less anxiety, more insights. In a world of increasing disruption and division, Stop Reading the News is a welcome voice of calm and wisdom.
23 June 2022
From the host of the beloved Netflix series Time to Eat and winner of The Great British Baking Show come over 100 time-smart recipes to tackle family mealtime. Ayrıntı Yayınları published Nadiya Hussain’s “Time to Eat” with a translation by Zeynep Kayahan Karaçalı.
Nadiya Hussain knows that feeding a family and juggling a full work load can be challenging. Time to Eat solves mealtime on weeknights and busy days with quick and easy recipes that the whole family will love. Nadiya shares all her tips and tricks for making meal prep as simple as possible, including ideas for repurposing leftovers and components of dishes into new recipes, creating second meals to keep in the freezer, and using shortcuts–like frozen foods–to cut your prep time significantly.
In Time to Eat, Nadiya teaches you to make recipes from her hit Netflix show, including Peanut Butter & Jelly Traybake, Instant Noodles, Egg Rolls, and zesty Marmalade Haddock. Each recipe also notes exactly how long it will take to prepare and cook, making planning easy. Helpful icons identify which recipes can be made ahead, which ones are freezer-friendly, and which ones can be easily doubled.
9 June 2022
The Kitap Yayınları published Pamela Thurschwell’s “Sigmund Freud” with a translation by Sena Yılmazkarasu.
Sigmund Freud provides an invaluable introduction to the life and work of one of the twentieth century’s most important thinkers. Studied on most undergraduate literary and cultural studies courses, Sigmund Freud takes a fresh look at the work of this groundbreaking theorist, offering students a clear introduction to Freud’s importance for psychoanalytic literary criticism, while tracing the scientific and cultural contexts from which he emerged. This book guides readers through Freud’s terminology and key ideas and includes a detailed bibliography of his own and other relevant texts.
30 May 2022
Alfa Yayınları published Ferdinand von Schirach’s “Dignity is Touchable” with a translation by Firuzan Gürbüz Gerhold.
A collection of the essays by Ferdinand von Schirach published between Februaray 2010 and September 2013 in the German news magazine Der Spiegel.
In his essays, Ferdinand von Schirach deals with the great themes of our time – why terrorism ultimately decides on democracy – and at the same time pursues very personal thoughts about writing, reading with the iPad and smoking.
30 May 2022
İthaki Yayınları published Jason Schreier’s “Press Reset: Ruin and Recovery in the Video Game Industry” with a translation by M. İhsan Tatari.
Jason Schreier’s groundbreaking reporting has earned him a place among the preeminent investigative journalists covering the world of video games. In his eagerly anticipated, deeply researched new book, Schreier trains his investigative eye on the volatility of the video game industry and the resilience of the people who work in it.
The business of videogames is both a prestige industry and an opaque one. Based on dozens of first-hand interviews that cover the development of landmark games—Bioshock Infinite, Epic Mickey, Dead Space, and more—on to the shocking closures of the studios that made them, Press Reset tells the stories of how real people are affected by game studio shutdowns, and how they recover, move on, or escape the industry entirely.
Schreier’s insider interviews cover hostile takeovers, abusive bosses, corporate drama, bounced checks, and that one time the Boston Red Sox’s Curt Schilling decided he was going to lead a game studio that would take out World of Warcraft. Along the way, he asks pressing questions about why, when the video game industry is more successful than ever, it’s become so hard to make a stable living making video games—and whether the business of making games can change before it’s too late.
25 May 2022
Koç Üniversitesi Yayınları published Jerry Brotton’s “The Sultan and the Queen: The Untold Story of Elizabeth and Islam” with a translation by Ali Karatay.
The fascinating story of Queen Elizabeth’s secret outreach to the Muslim world, which set England on the path to empire, by The New York Times bestselling author of A History of the World in Twelve Maps
We think of England as a great power whose empire once stretched from India to the Americas, but when Elizabeth Tudor was crowned Queen, it was just a tiny and rebellious Protestant island on the fringes of Europe, confronting the combined power of the papacy and of Catholic Spain. Broke and under siege, the young queen sought to build new alliances with the great powers of the Muslim world. She sent an emissary to the Shah of Iran, wooed the king of Morocco, and entered into an unprecedented alliance with the Ottoman Sultan Murad III, with whom she shared a lively correspondence.
The Sultan and the Queen tells the riveting and largely unknown story of the traders and adventurers who first went East to seek their fortunes–and reveals how Elizabeth’s fruitful alignment with the Islamic world, financed by England’s first joint stock companies, paved the way for its transformation into a global commercial empire.
17 May 2022
Pegasus Yayınları published Irvin D. Yalom & Marilyn Yalom’s “A Matter of Death and Life” with a translation by Sevinç Seyla Tezcan.
A year-long journey by the renowned psychiatrist and his writer wife after her terminal diagnosis, as they reflect on how to love and live without regret.
Internationally acclaimed psychiatrist and author Irvin Yalom devoted his career to counseling those suffering from anxiety and grief. But never had he faced the need to counsel himself until his wife, esteemed feminist author Marilyn Yalom, was diagnosed with cancer. In A Matter of Death and Life, Marilyn and Irv share how they took on profound new struggles: Marilyn to die a good death, Irv to live on without her.
In alternating accounts of their last months together and Irv’s first months alone, they offer us a rare window into facing mortality and coping with the loss of one’s beloved. The Yaloms had numerous blessings–a loving family, a Palo Alto home under a magnificent valley oak, a large circle of friends, avid readers around the world, and a long, fulfilling marriage–but they faced death as we all do. With the wisdom of those who have thought deeply, and the familiar warmth of teenage sweethearts who’ve grown up together, they investigate universal questions of intimacy, love, and grief.
Informed by two lifetimes of experience, A Matter of Death and Life is an openhearted offering to anyone seeking support, solace, and a meaningful life.
11 May 2022
Notos Kitap published Bohumil Hrabal’s “Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age” with a translation by Elif Gökteke.
Rake, drunkard, aesthete, gossip, raconteur extraordinaire: the narrator of Bohumil Hrabal’s rambling, rambunctious masterpiece Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age is all these and more. Speaking to a group of sunbathing women who remind him of lovers past, this elderly roué tells the story of his life—or at least unburdens himself of a lifetime’s worth of stories. Thus we learn of amatory conquests (and humiliations), of scandals both private and public, of military adventures and domestic feuds, of what things were like “in the days of the monarchy” and how they’ve changed since. As the book tumbles restlessly forward, and the comic tone takes on darker shadings, we realize we are listening to a man talking as much out of desperation as from exuberance.
Hrabal, one of the great Czech writers of the twentieth century, as well as an inveterate haunter of Prague’s pubs and football stadiums, developed a unique method which he termed “palavering,” whereby characters gab and soliloquize with abandon. Part drunken boast, part soul-rending confession, part metaphysical poem on the nature of love and time, this astonishing novel (which unfolds in a single monumental sentence) shows why he has earned the admiration of such writers as Milan Kundera, John Banville, and Louise Erdrich.
10 May 2022
İthaki Yayınları published Fred Hoyle’s “The Blac Cloud” with a translation by Gül Korkmaz.
A 1959 classic ‘hard’ science-fiction novel by renowned Cambridge astronomer and cosmologist Fred Hoyle. Tracks the progress of a giant black cloud that comes towards Earth and sits in front of the sun, causing widespread panic and death. A select group of scientists and astronomers – including the dignified Astronomer Royal, the pipe smoking Dr Marlowe and the maverick, eccentric Professor Kingsly – engage in a mad race to understand and communicate with the cloud, battling against trigger happy politicians.
29 April 2022
Everest Yayınları published Erich Maria Remarque’s “Arch of Triumph” with a translation by Aziz Merhan.
It is 1939. Despite a law banning him from performing surgery, Ravic – a German doctor and refugee living in Paris – has been treating some of the city’s most elite citizens for two years on the behalf of two less-than-skillful French physicians.
Forbidden to return to his own country, and dodging the everyday dangers of jail and deportation, Ravic manages to hang on – all the while searching for the Nazi who tortured him back in Germany. And though he’s given up on the possibility of love, life has a curious way of taking a turn for the romantic, even during the worst of times…
29 April 2022
Ketebe Yayınevi published Paul Davies’ “The Demon in the Machine” with a translation by S. Emre Bekman.
For generations, scientists have struggled to make sense of this fundamental question. Life really does look like magic: even a humble bacterium accomplishes things so dazzling that no human engineer can match it. And yet, huge advances in molecular biology over the past few decades have served only to deepen the mystery. So can life be explained by known physics and chemistry, or do we need something fundamentally new?
In this penetrating and wide-ranging new analysis, world-renowned physicist and science communicator Paul Davies searches for answers in a field so new and fast-moving that it lacks a name, a domain where computing, chemistry, quantum physics and nanotechnology intersect. At the heart of these diverse fields, Davies explains, is the concept of information: a quantity with the power to unify biology with physics, transform technology and medicine, and even to illuminate the age-old question of whether we are alone in the universe.
From life’s murky origins to the microscopic engines that run the cells of our bodies, The Demon in the Machine is a breath-taking journey across the landscape of physics, biology, logic and computing. Weaving together cancer and consciousness, two-headed worms and bird navigation, Davies reveals how biological organisms garner and process information to conjure order out of chaos, opening a window on the secret of life itself.
20 April 2022
ODTÜ Yayıncılık published Antonio Damasio’s “The Strange Order of Things”.
The Strange Order of Things is a pathbreaking investigation into homeostasis, the condition that regulates human physiology within the range that makes possible not only survival but also the flourishing of life. Antonio Damasio makes clear that we descend biologically, psychologically, and even socially from a long lineage that begins with single living cells; that our minds and cultures are linked by an invisible thread to the ways and means of ancient unicellular existence and other primitive life-forms; and that inherent in our very chemistry is a powerful force, a striving toward life maintenance that governs life in all its guises, including the development of genes that help regulate and transmit life. The Strange Order of Things is a landmark reflection that spans the biological and social sciences, offering a new way of understanding the origins of life, feeling, and culture.
25 March 2022
İthaki Yayınları published third book of Brent Weeks’ Lightbringer Series : The Broken Eye with a translation by Kerem Sanatel.
As the old gods awaken, the Chromeria is in a race to find its lost Prism, the only man who may be able to stop catastrophe, Gavin Guile. But Gavin’s enslaved on a galley, and when he finally escapes, he finds himself in less than friendly hands. Without the ability to draft which has defined him . . .
Meanwhile, the Color Prince’s army continues its inexorable advance, having swallowed two of the seven satrapies, they now invade the Blood Forest. Andross Guile, thinking his son Gavin lost, tasks his two grandsons with stopping the advance. Kip and his psychopathic half-brother Zymun will compete for the ultimate prize: who will become the next Prism.
9 March 2022
Pinhan Yayıncılık published Carl Gustav Jung’s “Children’s Dreams” with a translation by Canberk Şeref.
In the 1930s C. G. Jung embarked upon a bold investigation into childhood dreams as remembered by adults to better understand their significance to the lives of the dreamers. Jung presented his findings in a four-year seminar series at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Children’s Dreams marks their first publication in English, and fills a critical gap in Jung’s collected works.
Here we witness Jung the clinician more vividly than ever before — and he is witty, impatient, sometimes authoritarian, always wise and intellectually daring, but also a teacher who, though brilliant, could be vulnerable, uncertain, and humbled by life’s great mysteries. These seminars represent the most penetrating account of Jung’s insights into children’s dreams and the psychology of childhood. At the same time they offer the best example of group supervision by Jung, presenting his most detailed and thorough exposition of Jungian dream analysis and providing a picture of how he taught others to interpret dreams. Presented here in an inspired English translation commissioned by the Philemon Foundation, these seminars reveal Jung as an impassioned educator in dialogue with his students and developing the practice of analytical psychology.
An invaluable document of perhaps the most important psychologist of the twentieth century at work, this splendid volume is the fullest representation of Jung’s views on the interpretation of children’s dreams, and signals a new wave in the publication of Jung’s collected works as well as a renaissance in contemporary Jung studies.
1 March 2022
Can Çocuk published Martine Murray’s “Marsh and Me” with a translation by Tuğçe Özdeniz.
There’s a hill out the back of Joey’s house. Hardly anyone goes there—it’s not a beautiful place, just a covered-over old rubbish tip. But Joey likes it up there. It’s his hill—somewhere he likes to go to wonder about life. He longs to be the best at something, to be a famous astronaut, or mountain climber, to stand out.
When Joey discovers a tree house in an old peppercorn tree on the hill, he is annoyed that someone has invaded his special place. But he is also curious about who the intruder could be. But making contact isn’t easy. The tree-house girl is wild and hostile and full of secrets—Joey needs to work out a way to win her over. And as he does, he finds a way to shine.
Marsh and Me is a story about friendship and trust and learning to believe in yourself and what makes you special. Martine Murray’s beautifully rounded characters, with all their self-doubts, yearnings and wise insights, will delight readers young and old.
21 February 2022
Alfa Yayınları published Ferdinand von Schirach’s “Terror” with a translation by Firuzan Gürbüz Gerhold.
Guilty or not guilty?
Enter the courtroom, hear the evidence, make your judgement.
A hijacked plane is heading towards a packed football stadium. Ignoring orders to the contrary, a fighter pilot shoots down the plane killing 164 people to save 70,000.
Put on trial and charged with murder, the fate of the pilot is placed in the audience’s hands.
26 January 2022
Doğan Kitap published Stanford University’s Justin & Erica Sonnenburg’s “The Good Gut” with a translation by Murat Karlıdağ.
Justin and Erica Sonnenburg are pioneers in the most exciting and potentially transformative field in the entire realm of human health and wellness, the study of the relationship between our bodies and the trillions of organisms representing thousands of species to which our bodies play host, the microbes that we collectively call the microbiota. The microbiota interacts with our bodies in a number of powerful ways; the Sonnenburgs argue that it determines in no small part whether we’re sick or healthy, fit or obese, sunny or moody. The microbiota has always been with us, and in fact has coevolved with humans, entwining its functions with ours so deeply, the Sonnenburgs show us, humans are really composite organisms having both microbial and human parts. But now, they argue, because of changes to diet, antibiotic over-use, and over-sterilization, our gut microbiota is facing a “mass extinction event,” which is causing our bodies to go haywire, and may be behind the mysterious spike in some of our most troubling modern afflictions, from food allergies to autism, cancer to depression. It doesn’t have to be this way.
The Good Gut offers a new plan for health that focuses on how to nourish your microbiota, including recipes and a menu plan. In this groundbreaking work, the Sonnenburgs show how we can keep our microbiota off the endangered species list and how we can strengthen the community that inhabits our gut and thereby improve our own health. The answer is unique for each of us, and it changes as you age.
In this important and timely investigation, the Sonnenburgs look at safe alternatives to antibiotics; dietary and lifestyle choices to encourage microbial health; the management of the aging microbiota; and the nourishment of your own individual microbiome.
Caring for our gut microbes may be the most important health choice we can make.
25 January 2022
İletişim Yayınları published L.P.Hartley’s novel “The Go-Between” with a translation by Duygu Uğur.
Summering with a fellow schoolboy on a great English estate, Leo, the hero of L. P. Hartley’s finest novel, encounters a world of unimagined luxury. But when his friend’s beautiful older sister enlists him as the unwitting messenger in her illicit love affair, the aftershocks will be felt for years. The inspiration for the brilliant Joseph Losey/Harold Pinter film starring Julie Christie and Alan Bates, The Go-Between is a masterpiece—a richly layered, spellbinding story about past and present, naiveté and knowledge, and the mysteries of the human heart.
21 January 2022
Alfa Yayınları published Ferdinand von Schirach’s “Punishment” with a translation by Firuzan Gürbüz Gerhold.
A young lawyer puts aside her sense of justice to succeed at her new firm.
A man who values silence is driven to murder by his noisy neighbours.
A cheated wife seeks revenge.
How do you decide what punishment fits the crime?
Our narrator is a man you’d never want to meet unless you really needed him. A nameless criminal defence lawyer, he coolly narrates the fate of twelve characters who cross his path. In spare, gripping prose, he tells their stories, uncovering the loneliness and alienation, desire and desperation which drive their choices and shape the consequences they face.
Drawn from Ferdinand von Schirach’s eminent career as a criminal defence lawyer, Punishment masterfully treads the line between fiction and truth, each meticulously crafted story crackling with white-knuckle suspense and vivid characters who stay with you long after the final page.
14 January 2022
Epsilon Yayınevi published Emily Lloyd-Jones’ “The Bone Houses” with a translation by İren Kori.
Seventeen-year-old Aderyn (“Ryn”) only cares about two things: her family, and her family’s graveyard. And right now, both are in dire straits. Since the death of their parents, Ryn and her siblings have been scraping together a meager existence as gravediggers in the remote village of Colbren, which sits at the foot of a harsh and deadly mountain range that was once home to the fae. The problem with being a gravedigger in Colbren, though, is that the dead don’t always stay dead.
The risen corpses are known as “bone houses,” and legend says that they’re the result of a decades-old curse. When Ellis, an apprentice mapmaker with a mysterious past, arrives in town, the bone houses attack with new ferocity. What is it that draws them near? And more importantly, how can they be stopped for good?
Together, Ellis and Ryn embark on a journey that will take them deep into the heart of the mountains, where they will have to face both the curse and the long-hidden truths about themselves.
14 January 2022
İthaki Yayınları published Martha Wells’ multi award winning “Network Effect” with a translation by Cihan Karamancı.
Murderbot returns in its highly-anticipated, first, full-length standalone novel.
You know that feeling when you’re at work, and you’ve had enough of people, and then the boss walks in with yet another job that needs to be done right this second or the world will end, but all you want to do is go home and binge your favorite shows? And you’re a sentient murder machine programmed for destruction? Congratulations, you’re Murderbot.
Come for the pew-pew space battles, stay for the most relatable A.I. you’ll read this century.
5 January 2022
Aviana Publishing House published Hakan Yaman’s novel, “The Woman in the Photograph” in Bulgarian. The same publishing house published Yaman’s “FallScented Sins” for a while ago.
“The Woman in the Photograph” is the voice records of its protagonist Suphi. Suphi is one of the grandsons of those “useless men” who we often find in the world literature. He is living with his mother in Istanbul. He works as an accountant in a small company. He is an amateur photographer and he carries his solitude on his back like a heavy burden. We are listening his adventure of seeking the woman who he loses after he takes her photograph by coincidence.
Suphi falls in love with her just after he takes her picture. He explains everything recklessly, leisurely to us as if he confesses his sins. He goes in too deep, as far as to his childhood; he narrates by scratching his wounds remained in the hazy days of his childhood, he narrates even by making them bleed.
22 December 2021
Alfa Yayınları published Ferdinand von Schirach’s novel “Taboo” with a translation by Firüzan Gürbüz Gerhold.
An artist and a lawyer try to understand what truth is … Ferdinand von Schirach’s new book is an artist novel, a judicial drama and in the end it is a description of the depths of the human being. As a child, Sebastian von Eschburg lost his footing when his father committed suicide. He tries to save himself through art. With his photographs and video installations he shows that reality and truth are different things. It’s about beauty, sex and human loneliness. When Eschburg is accused of killing a young woman, Konrad Biegler takes over the defense. The old lawyer tries to help the artist – and with it himself.
2 December 2021
Epsilon Yayınevi published Josie Silver’s novel “The Two Lives of Lydia Bird” with a translation by Tuba Önkat.
Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They’d been together for more than a decade, and Lydia thought their love was indestructible.
But she was wrong. On her twenty-eighth birthday, Freddie died in a car accident.
So now it’s just Lydia, and all she wants to do is hide indoors and sob until her eyes fall out. But Lydia knows that Freddie would want her to try to live fully, happily, even without him. So, enlisting the help of his best friend, Jonah, and her sister, Elle, she takes her first tentative steps into the world, open to life–and perhaps even love–again.
But then something inexplicable happens that gives her another chance at her old life with Freddie. A life where none of the tragic events of the past few months have happened.
Lydia is pulled again and again across the doorway of her past, living two lives, impossibly, at once. But there’s an emotional toll to returning to a world where Freddie, alive, still owns her heart. Because there’s someone in her new life, her real life, who wants her to stay.
Written with Josie Silver’s trademark warmth and wit, The Two Lives of Lydia Bird is a powerful and thrilling love story about the what-ifs that arise at life’s crossroads, and what happens when one woman is given a miraculous chance to answer them.
29 November 2021
Eksik Parça Yayınları published Slavoj Žižek’s “Like A Thief In Broad Daylight: Power in the Era of Post-Humanity” with a translation by Ilgın Yıldız.
In recent years, techno-scientific progress has started to utterly transform our world – changing it almost beyond recognition. In this extraordinary new book, renowned philosopher Slavoj Zizek turns to look at the brave new world of Big Tech, revealing how, with each new wave of innovation, we find ourselves moving closer and closer to a bizarrely literal realisation of Marx’s prediction that ‘all that is solid melts into air.’ With the automation of work, the virtualisation of money, the dissipation of class communities and the rise of immaterial, intellectual labour, the global capitalist edifice is beginning to crumble, more quickly than ever before-and it is now on the verge of vanishing entirely.
But what will come next? Against a backdrop of constant socio-technological upheaval, how could any kind of authentic change take place? In such a context, Zizek argues, there can be no great social triumph – because lasting revolution has already come into the scene, like a thief in broad daylight, stealing into sight right before our very eyes. What we must do now is wake up and see it.
Urgent as ever, Like a Thief in Broad Daylight illuminates the new dangers as well as the radical possibilities thrown up by today’s technological and scientific advances, and their electrifying implications for us all.
19 November 2021
Alfa Yayınları published Andrew Graham-Dixon’s “Caravaggio : A Life Sacred and Profane” with a translation by Bora Kamcez.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio lived the darkest and most dangerous life of any of the great painters. The worlds of Milan, Rome and Naples through which Caravaggio moved and which Andrew Graham-Dixon describes brilliantly in this book, are those of cardinals and whores, prayer and violence. On the streets surrounding the churches and palaces, brawls and swordfights were regular occurrences. In the course of this desperate life Caravaggio created the most dramatic paintings of his age, using ordinary men and women – often prostitutes and the very poor – to model for his depictions of classic religious scenes. Andrew Graham-Dixon’s exceptionally illuminating readings of Caravaggio’spictures, which are the heart of the book, show very clearly how he created their drama, immediacy and humanity, and how completely he departed from the conventions of his time.
“This book resees its subject with rare clarity and power as a painter for the 21st century.” ―Hilary Spurling, New York Times Book Review
3 November 2021
Epsilon Yayınevi published Alex North’s “The Whisper Man” with a translation by Gizem Gül.
In this dark, suspenseful thriller, Alex North weaves a multi-generational tale of a father and son caught in the crosshairs of an investigation to catch a serial killer preying on a small town.
After the sudden death of his wife, Tom Kennedy believes a fresh start will help him and his young son Jake heal. A new beginning, a new house, a new town: Featherbank.
But Featherbank has a dark past. Twenty years ago, a serial killer abducted and murdered five residents. Until Frank Carter was finally caught, he was nicknamed “The Whisper Man,” for he would lure his victims out by whispering at their windows at night.
Just as Tom and Jake settle into their new home, a young boy vanishes. His disappearance bears an unnerving resemblance to Frank Carter’s crimes, reigniting old rumors that he preyed with an accomplice. Now, detectives Amanda Beck and Pete Willis must find the boy before it is too late, even if that means Pete has to revisit his great foe in prison: The Whisper Man. And then Jake begins acting strangely. He hears a whispering at his window.
3 November 2021
Altın Kitaplar published Robert Greene’s “The Laws of Human Nature” with a translation by Füsun Doruker.
From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power comes the definitive new book on decoding the behavior of the people around you.
Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of readers, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all – understanding people’s drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves.
We are social animals. Our very lives depend on our relationships with people. Knowing why people do what they do is the most important tool we can possess, without which our other talents can only take us so far. Drawing from the ideas and examples of Pericles, Queen Elizabeth I, Martin Luther King Jr, and many others, Greene teaches us how to detach ourselves from our own emotions and master self-control, how to develop the empathy that leads to insight, how to look behind people’s masks, and how to resist conformity to develop your singular sense of purpose. Whether at work, in relationships, or in shaping the world around you, The Laws of Human Nature offers brilliant tactics for success, self-improvement, and self-defense.
1 November 2021
Selenge Yayınları published Christopher Tyerman’s “How to Plan a Crusade : Religious War in the High Middle Ages” with a translation by Murat ÇAylı.
The story of the wars and conquests initiated by the First Crusade and its successors is itself so compelling that most accounts move quickly from describing the Pope’s calls to arms to the battlefield. In this highly original and enjoyable new book, Christopher Tyerman focuses on something obvious but overlooked: the massive, all-encompassing and hugely costly business of actually preparing a crusade. The efforts of many thousands of men and women, who left their lands and families in Western Europe, and marched off to a highly uncertain future in the Holy Land and elsewhere have never been sufficiently understood. Their actions raise a host of compelling questions about the nature of medieval society.
“How to Plan a Crusade” is remarkably illuminating on the diplomacy, communications, propaganda, use of mass media, medical care, equipment, voyages, money, weapons, wills, ransoms, animals, and the power of prayer during this dynamic era. It brings to life an extraordinary period of history in a new and surprising way.
22 October 2021
Nora Kitap published David Renton’s “Fascism: History and Theory” with a translation by Meral Kasap Harzem.
Across Europe and the world, far right parties have been enjoying greater electoral success than at any time since 1945. Right-wing street movements draw huge supporters and terrorist attacks on Jews and Muslims proliferate. It sometimes seems we are returning to the age of fascism. To explain this disturbing trend, David Renton surveys the history of fascism in Europe from its pre-war origins to the present day, examining Marxist responses to fascism in the age of Hitler and Mussolini, the writings of Trotsky and Gramsci and contemporary theorists. Renton theorises that fascism was driven by the chaotic and unstable balance between reactionary ambitions and the mass character of its support. This approach will arm a new generation of anti-fascists to resist those who seek to re-enact fascism. Rewritten and revised for the twentieth anniversary of its first publication, Renton’s classic book synthesises the Marxist theory of fascism and updates it for our own times.
12 October 2021
ODTÜ Yayıncılık published Antonio Damasio’s “Descartes’ Error”.
Since Descartes famously proclaimed, “I think, therefore I am,” science has often overlooked emotions as the source of a person’s true being. Even modern neuroscience has tended, until recently, to concentrate on the cognitive aspects of brain function, disregarding emotions. This attitude began to change with the publication of Descartes’ Error in 1995. Antonio Damasio—”one of the world’s leading neurologists” (The New York Times)—challenged traditional ideas about the connection between emotions and rationality. In this wondrously engaging book, Damasio takes the reader on a journey of scientific discovery through a series of case studies, demonstrating what many of us have long suspected: emotions are not a luxury, they are essential to rational thinking and to normal social behavior.
9 October 2021
Eksik Parça Yayınları published Mary Robinette Kowal’s “The Calculating Stars”, the first book of Lady Astronaut Universe series, with a translation by Sinan Güldal.
On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the east coast of the United States, including Washington D.C. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space, and requires a much larger share of humanity to take part in the process.
Elma York’s experience as a WASP pilot and mathematician earns her a place in the International Aerospace Coalition’s attempts to put man on the moon, as a calculator. But with so many skilled and experienced women pilots and scientists involved with the program, it doesn’t take long before Elma begins to wonder why they can’t go into space, too.
Elma’s drive to become the first Lady Astronaut is so strong that even the most dearly held conventions of society may not stand a chance against her.
8 October 2021
Nora Kreft’s “What is Love, Socrates?” published by Profil Kitap with a translation by Feride Kurtulmuş.
What if time didn’t matter at all and the greatest philosophers of all time sat down at one table to discuss love?
Nora Kreft brings together eight famous thinkers and has them discuss love over a fictional dinner. Because what is love? What does love mean philosophically? Socrates, Immanuel Kant, Augustine of Hippo, Max Scheler, Iris Murdoch, Søren Kierkegaard, Sigmund Freud and Simone de Beauvoir verbally ridicule each other, engage in fierce battles and collectively sing about love and desire. They argue about the importance of dating apps and discuss the limitations of love.
7 October 2021
Yabancı Yayınları published Elin Hilderbrands’s “The Identicals” with a translation into Turkish by Zehra Uzun.
Nantucket is only two and a half hours away from Martha’s Vineyard by ferry. But the two islands might as well be worlds apart for a set of identical twin sisters who have been at odds for years. When a family crisis forces them to band together — or at least appear to — the twins slowly come to realize that the special bond that they share is more important than the sibling rivalry that’s driven them apart for the better part of their lives. A touching depiction of all the pleasures and annoyances of the sibling relationship, Elin Hilderbrand’s next New York Times bestseller, THE IDENTICALS proves once and for all that just because twins look exactly the same doesn’t mean they’re anything alike.
30 September 2021
Altın Kitap published Wilbur Smith & Tom Cain’s “Predator” with a translation into Turkish by Doğanay Banu Pinter.
Two men are responsible for the death of Hector Cross’ wife and only one is left alive: Johnny Congo – psychopath, extortionist, murderer, and the bane of Cross’s life. He caught him before and let him go. Now, Hector wants him dead. So does the US government.
Congo is locked up on Death Row in the most secure prison in the free world, counting down the days until his execution. He’s got two weeks. He wants out. He’s escaped before and knows he can again, and with whizz kid D’Shonn Brown enlisted, he might just have a chance.
Cross, still licking his wounds from his last bruising encounter with Congo, is back and ready for work. In the middle of the rough Atlantic stands oil supertanker Bannock A. Terrorist activity in the area has triggered panic and there’s only one person they can trust to protect her.
What is promised as a cakewalk turns out to be much more, a mission that will test Cross to his emotional and physical limits. But a life spent in the SAS and private security has left Cross hard-wired for pain and as he is thrown into the bull pit once more, he will not stop until he has snared his prey.
Hector Cross is Predator.
20 September 2021
Ketebe Yayınevi released a special box edition of Chingiz Aitmatov’s “girl with the Red Scarf”. The box editon stands out with its design, special paper, red gilded skin, and typographic laser cut box, is expected to attract the attention of collectors.
18 September 2021
İnka Kitap published Byung-Chul Han’s “Praise to the Earth” with a translation into Turkish by Nafer Ermiş.
The internationally renowned philosopher Byung-Chul Han is dedicated to the beauty of the earth and nature. An unusual book about working in the garden, about the seasons and romanticism, about a changed sense of time, Kant’s “Critique of Pure Reason” and Schubert’s “Winterreise”.
One day Byung-Chul Han decides to devote himself to gardening every day. He does this three springs, summer, autumn and winter. He calls his Berlin garden Bi-Won (Korean: secret garden). The longer he stays there, the more respect he gets for the beauty of the earth. He learns what care means and that the garden, indeed every plant, has its own time awareness. He learns again to marvel at the earth, at its strangeness, at its uniqueness. Hans’s philosophy of the garden is a declaration of love for the earth and nature and a call to mankind to protect them
17 September 2021
Kronik Kitap published Vivek H. Murthy’s “Together – Why Social Connection Holds the Key to Better Health, Higher PErformance, and Greater Happiness” with a translation into Turkish by Belgin Selen Haktanır.
In this groundbreaking book, Former Surgeon General of the United States, Vivek Murthy argues that loneliness is the underpinning to the current crisis in mental wellness and is responsible for the upsurge in suicide, the opioid epidemic, the overuse of psych meds, the over-diagnosing and pathologizing of emotional and psychological struggle. The good news is that social connection is innate and a cure for loneliness. In Together, the former Surgeon General will address the importance of community and connection and offer viable and actionable solutions to this overlooked epidemic.
17 September 2021
Other Press published Suat Derviş’s “In the Shadow of the Yali” in English with a translation by Maureen Freely.
Set in a changing Istanbul, this rediscovered 1940s classic from a pioneering Turkish author tells the story of a forbidden love and its consequences.
Raised by her grandmother in one of the famed yalıs, elegant yet crumbling, that line the Bosphorus, Celile occupies a unique space between the old world of the Ottoman Empire and the new world of the Republic. She drifts through ten years of marriage, reserved even with her husband, never tempted to stray from the safe path of respectability. And then one night, intoxicated by a soulful tango, she is suddenly seized with a mad passion for another man, whose reckless pursuit of her should offend but doesn’t. Torn between two men who want to possess her, Celile attempts to live a life true to herself, always keenly aware of the limits placed on her as a woman.
In the Shadow of the Yalı marks the highly anticipated English-language debut of feminist writer and activist Suat Derviş. Her sensitive, strikingly modern portrayal of a love affair, with its frank emphasis on the influence of money, provides a fascinating contrast to classic tales of infidelity such as Anna Karenina and Madame Bovary.
15 September 2021
Storytel published Chingiz Aitmatov’s “Girl with the Red Scarf” as an audiobook read by Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan.
13 September 2021
İthaki Yayınları published Robert Sheckley’s “The Status Civilization”” with a translation into Turkish by Mert Doğruer.
Barrent could choose–exile on a nightmare planet, or life under the tyranny that had taken over Earth! Barrent had been tried, convicted, and memory-washed on Earth – an Earth strangely altered and stratified by fear of the radical and non-conformist. Now he was serving his sentence on Omega – a prison planet walled by a ring of hovering guard-ships from which there was no escape. Omega was a world of horror, a savage, ruthless way of life. But it was only a momentary ordeal, a prelude to a return to Earth and the subtle terrors of its own status civilization. The Status Civilization first appeared under the title Omega in Amazing Science Fiction Stories. Robert Sheckley was a Hugo- and Nebula-nominated author. His stories first appeared in science fiction magazines of the 1950s.His quick-witted stories and novels were famously unpredictable, absurdist and broadly comical. Sheckley was given the Author Emeritus honor by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2001.
11 September 2021
Since 1962 World Theatre Day has been celebrated by ITI Centres, ITI Cooperating Members, theatre professionals, theatre organizations, theatre universities and theatre lovers all over the world on the 27th of March. This day is a celebration for those who can see the value and importance of the art form “theatre”, and acts as a wake-up-call for governments, politicians and institutions which have not yet recognised its value to the people and to the individual and have not yet realised its potential for economic growth.
Samiha AYOUB from Egypt, the outstanding Egyptian actress, has been selected to write the World Theatre Day Message for 2023.
“To all my friends the theatre artists from around the world,
I write this message to you on World Theatre Day, and as much as I feel overwhelmed with happiness that I am speaking to you, every fibre of my being trembles under the weight of what we all suffer – theatre and non-theatre artists – from the grinding pressures and mixed feelings amidst the state of the world today. Instability is a direct result of what our world is going through today in terms of conflicts, wars and natural disasters that have had devastating effects not only on our material world, but also on our spiritual world and our psychological peace.
I am talking to you today while I have the feeling that the whole world has become like isolated islands, or like ships fleeing in a fog-filled horizon, each of them spreading its sails and sailing without guidance, not seeing anything on the horizon that guides it, and despite that, it continues ti sail, hoping to reach a safe harbour that contains it after its long wanderings in the midst of a roaring sea.
Our world has never been more closely connected to each other than it is today, but at the same time it was never been more dissonant and farther from each other than it is today. Herein lies the dramatic paradox that our contemporary world imposes on us. Despite what we are all witnessing in terms of the convergence in the circulation of news and modern communications that broke all the barriers of geographical borders, the conflicts and tensions the world is witnessing exceeded the limits of logical perception and created, amidst this apparent convergence, a fundamental divergence that distances us from the true essence of humanity in its simplest form.
Theatre in its original essence is a purely human act based on the true essence of humanity, which is life. In the words of the great pioneer Konstantin Stanislavsky, “Never come into the theatre with mud on your feet. Leave your dust and dirt outside. Check your little worries, squabbles, petty difficulties with your outside clothing – all the things that ruin your life and draw your attention away from your art – at the door.” When we ascend the stage, we ascend it with only one life within us for one human being, but this life has a great ability to divide and reproduce to turn into many lives that we broadcast in this world so that it comes to life, flourishes and spreads its fragrance to others.
What we do in the world of theatre as playwrights, directors, actors, scenographers, poets, musicians, choreographers and technicians, all of us without exception, is an act of creating life that did not exist before we got on stage. This life deserves a caring hand that holds it, a loving chest that embraces it, a kind heart that sympathizes with it, and a sober mind that provides it with the reasons it needs to continue and survive.
I am not exaggerating when I say that what we do on stage is the act of life itself and generating it from nothingness, like a burning ember that sparkles in the darkness, lighting the darkness of the night and warming its coldness. We are the ones who give life its splendour. We are the ones who embody it.. We are the ones who make it vibrant and meaningful. And we are the ones who provide the reasons to understand it. We are the ones who use the light of art to confront the darkness of ignorance and extremism. We are the ones who embrace the doctrine of life, so that life may spread in this world. For this, we exert our effort, time, sweat, tears, blood, and nerves, everything we have to do in order to achieve this lofty message, defending the values of truth, goodness, and beauty, and truly believing that life deserves to be lived.
I am speaking to you today, not just to speak, or even to celebrate the father of all arts, “theatre,” on his world day. Rather, I invite you to stand together, all of us, hand in hand and shoulder to shoulder, to call out at the top of our voices, as we are accustomed to on the stages of our theatres, and to let our words come out to awaken the conscience of the entire world, to search within you for the lost essence of man. The free, tolerant, loving, sympathetic, gentle and accepting man. And to let you reject this vile image of brutality, racism, bloody conflicts, unilateral thinking, and extremism. Man has walked on this earth and under this sky for thousands of years, and he will continue to walk. So take his feet out of the mire of wars and bloody conflicts, and invite him to leave them at the door of the stage. Perhaps our humanity, which has become clouded in doubt, will once again become a categorical certainty that makes us all truly qualified to be proud that we are humans and that we are all brothers in humanity.
It is our mission, us playwrights, the bearers of the torch of enlightenment, since the first appearance of the first actor on the first stage, to be at the forefront of confronting everything that is ugly, bloody, and inhuman. We confront it with everything that is beautiful, pure, and human. We, and no one else, have the ability to spread life. Let us spread together for the sake of one world and one humanity.”
27 March 2023
Simon Williams’s “Kiss of Death” opening on January 30th at Alan Kadıköy. The play has been translated into Turkish by Şükran Yücel and both playwright and translator are being represented by our agency.
Actress Zoe Lang attends a most unusual improvization workshop and finds herself auditioning to be the bait for a real-life serial killer whose grisly nom-de-plume is “The Surgeon.” Taking on the role of a young runaway, Natasha Campion, Zoe meets the sinister and manipulative John Smith and is forced by him into following a creepy script of his own devising.
Incorporating exciting video and sound techniques into a hard-hitting, tight structured storyline, Kiss of Death is a very modern thriller with plenty of dark, sardonic humour to punctuate its mood of prevailing menace.
The play is directed by Deniz Atam , starring Buket Çelik, Cemal Hünal, Furkan Kalabalık and Renan Bilek.
18 January 2023
“Phosphorous Cevriye The Musical”, adapted by Gülriz Sururi from the unforgettable work of Suat Derviş is opening at Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality City Theaters on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 20.30 at Harbiye Muhsin Ertuğrul Stage.
Cevriye, who grew up as a street child does “performing art” in order to survive in Galata. She is not an ordinary street girl. She owes her life to a mysterious nan who comes across her one night, when she was almost dying caught in the cold. This man, who does not look like any of other man Cevriye has known before makes Cevriye a completely different “person” since that day they meet. Cevriye, who does not give up this love despite imprisonment, exile and all kinds of troubles, will risk everything for her love.
The play is directed by Yelda Baskin, starring Ayşe Günyüz Demirci, Berk Samur, Besim Demirkıran, Binnur Şerbetçioğlu, Ceysu Aygen, Çağatay Palabıyık, Elif Verit, Emre Yılmaz, Hakan Örge, Irmak Örnek, Nur Saçbüker Otan, Samet Silme, Tugrul Arsever, Yagmur Damcioglu Namak, Yunus Erman Caglar, Zeynep Ceren Gedikali.
31 October 2022
David Leddy’s “Coriolanus Vanishes” opening on November 9th in Ankara at Tatbikat Sahnesi with a BRC Production. The play is directed by Servet Aypar and produced by Çağrı Çetin, starring Ahsen Gül Ever.
A tense, suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller. Chris experienced three deaths, one after another. She’s in prison awaiting trial. But she doesn’t exactly know why. From multi award-winning ‘genius’ (Scotsman), ‘maverick’ (Guardian) and ‘Fringe institution’ (Independent) David Leddy, creator of hits Last Bordello, Sub Rosa, Susurrus and Long Live Little Knife. Contrasting bold theatricality, haunting music and razor-sharp slashes of light, it’s a complex descent through passion, shame, devastation and many, many forms of madness. Just beneath the surface of everyday life there’s complete anarchy lying in wait.
20 October 2022
“Jekyll & Hyde” musical is opening at Zorlu PSM on October 23rd.
The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the musical phenomenon, “Jekyll & Hyde.” Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy- and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn and double-Oscar- and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over. The musical has been translated into Turkish by Taner Tunçay.
An evocative tale of two men – one, a doctor, passionate and romantic; the other, a terrifying madman – and two women – one, beautiful and trusting; the other, beautiful and trusting only herself– both women in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret. A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is driven to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of mankind’s most challenging medical dilemmas. Rebuffed by the powers that be, he decides to make himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, accidentally unleashing his inner demons along with the man that the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde.
This gothic musical is the perfect opportunity for your male and female stars to showcase their abilities. Jekyll & Hyde offers great flexibility for cast size and use of ensemble and its powerful rock score will require strong, versatile singers.
3 October 2022
George Orwell’s 1984 adapted by robert Icke & Duncan Macmillan is on stage at Bursa Nilüfer Belediyesi Kent Tiyatrosu. The play has been translated into Turkish by Ayberk Erkay and directed by Murat Daltaban.
BIG BROTHER IS ALWAYS WATCHING YOU.
This warning rules the frightening, dystopian future of George Orwell’s classic novel, 1984. The totalitarian Party outlaws individualism, independence, and free thought, warping the past to their will and controlling its citizens with fear and violence. In the heart of this bleak world, Winston Smith dares to dream of a world free of Big Brother. Through small acts of defiance — starting a diary, falling in love — one lone man manages to take a stand for truth, freedom, and hope for the generations to come.
26 September 2022
Greg Kotis & Mark Hollman’s “Urinetown The Musical” opening on October 20th at Zorlu PSM with a MON production. The musical has been translated into Turkish by Barış Arman. All rights of the musical is being represented by our agency in Turkey.
Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, environmental collapse, privatization of natural resources, bureaucracy, municipal politics, and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America’s greatest art forms.
In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the “comedic romp” into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
23 September 2022
Sharr White’s “Anapurna” is opening Tomorrow at Ankara State Theatre, starring Berna Konur and Levent Şenbay. The play has been translated into Turkish by Beyhan Karadağ and both playwright and the translator are being represented by our agency.
Twenty years ago, Emma walked out on her husband, cowboy-poet Ulysses, in the middle of the night. Now, hearing he’s in dire straits, she tracks him down in the wilds of Colorado in a grungy trailer, working on his magnum opus, hooked to an oxygen tank, and cooking in the buff. Their reunion, charged by rage and compassion, brings back the worst and best of their former bond.
“Annapurna” performances this month are on March 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 30th and 31st at Ankara State Theatre İrfan Şahinbaş Stage.
1 March 2022
Norm Foster’s “The Love List” is opening next week with a Jest Tiyatro & Epizot Görsel Sanatlar production , starring Algı eke, Anı İlter and Sarp Bozkurt. The play has been tranbslated into Turkish by Eylül Aktürk and both playwright and the translator are being represented by our agency.
Leon and Bill write up a list of qualities defining the perfect woman, and much to their surprise, she appears. This hilarious and thought-provoking play examines the quest for perfection.
“The Love List” performances will be as follows : March 9th and 27th at Trump Stage, March 11th Kadıköy Community Center, March 13th Mart’ta at MEB Şura in Ankara, March 21st Osman Hamdi Bey Culture Center in Kocaeli, March 23rdYahya Kemal Culture Center in Tekirdağ and March 28th Suat Taşer Theatre in Izmir.
1 March 2022
Alan Ayckbourn’s “Bedroom Farce”- a long-running hit in London and New York – is opening at Istanbul Municipality Theatre Muhsin Ertuğrul Stage this evening. The play has been translated into Turkish by Mert Dilek and both the playwright and the translator are being represented by our agency.
Trevor and Susannah, whose marraige is on the rocks, inflict their miseries on their nearest and dearest: three couples whose own relationships are tenuous at best. Taking place sequentially in the three beleaguered couples’ bedrooms during one endless Saturday night of co-dependence and dysfunction, beds, tempers, and domestic order are ruffled, leading all the players to a hilariously touching epiphany.
9 February 2022
Matei Vişniec’s children’s play “The Snowman Who Wanted To Meet The Sun” is opening at Istanbul State Theatre on Saturday, January 29th. The play has been translated into Turkish by Burak Üzen. Both playwright and translator of this play are being represented by our agency.
On the edge of the forest, under a tree, there is a Snowman. During the day he plays with children, at night he watches the stars. He lives happily, because he thinks that the snow never melts. One day, his friends the Raven and the Swallow tell him about the Time, the Sun and the Spring. The Snowman sets off for a long journey, because he wants to meet the Sun to ask him, do not let him melt. This adventurous story is about friendship and love.
26 January 2022
Peter Quilter’s romantic musical comedy “Heart to Heart” opening in January with an Epizot Görsel Sanatlar production. The play starring Nilgün Belgün and Bekir Aksoy has been translated into Turkish by Zeynep Anacan and both writer’s and translator’s rights have been provided through our agency.
Lucas and Emma are finding love, despite their eccentricities. Laura and Alex are having relationship problems, mostly in a train station. Olivia and William are renewing their vows, but with more stress than the first time. Anna is losing her memory, while Oscar is losing hope.
4 romantic comedies, inter-weaving to show us how every one of us is somehow connected – and that love, with all its highs and lows, ultimately unites us all. “Heart to Heart” is a funny and touching show, full of humor and charming characters, and bursting at the seams with 18 of the greatest modern love songs ever written..
29 December 2021
Suzie Miller’s “Prima Facie” opening on January 4th at Moda Sahnesi with a Tiyatro Eksi On Altı production, starring Olcay Yusufoğlu. The play has been tranbslated into Turkish by Nazlı Gözde Yolcu and all rights have been provided through by our agency.
Winner of the 2018 Griffin Award, Prima Facie is an indictment of the Australian legal system’s failure to provide reliable pathways to justice for women in rape, sexual assault or harassment cases. It’s a work of fiction, but one that could have been ripped from the headlines of any paper, any day of the week, so common you could cry.
Sheridan Harbridge stars as Tessa—a criminal lawyer at the top of her game who knows the law permits no room for emotion. To win, you just need to believe in the rules. And Tessa loves to win, even when defending clients accused of sexual assault. Her court-ordained duty trumps her feminism. But when she finds herself on the other side of the bar, Tessa is forced into the shadows of doubt she’s so ruthlessly cast over other women.
Turning Sydney’s courts of law into a different kind of stage, Suzie Miller’s (Sunset Strip, Caress/Ache) taut, rapid-fire and gripping one-woman show exposes the shortcomings of a patriarchal justice system where it’s her word against his.
Maybe we need a new system.
27 December 2021
Juan Mayorga’s play based on Immanuel Kant’s “Perpetual Peace” on stage at Kats Sahne directed by Deniz Atam starring Furkan Kalabalık, Kaan Sevi, İsmet Ege Tonbul, Orhan Öztokat ve Deniz Atam. The play has been translated into Turkish by Özge Yüksel.
In a locked room, three dogs awake from a drugged sleep. From over 100 dogs who applied, only these three have made the final round in the competition to join the elite K7 counterterrorism squad. John-John is a fierce and impulsive cross-breed, already skilled in counterterrorism. Odin, the street-smart Rottweiler, is an extraordinary sniffer dog. Immanuel, the German shepherd, is different. He is not fierce, nor does he have a good sense of smell. But he is highly intelligent, and has a very personal reason for wanting to join K7.
The dogs are joined by Cassius and the Human Being. Cassius is a veteran of K7, an old Labrador, who limps and who now only has one eye. He tells them there is only one place available in K7. The successful candidate will be awarded the prestigious K7 white collar. Three tests remain that will decide who gets the job. Firstly, the dogs must sniff out a scent trail. As an expert sniffer, Odin is convinced he has done well, as does the ever-confident John-John. The two dogs nearly come to blows over who is the best sniffer dog. Immanuel, meanwhile, wonders if they are being watched and if their interactions are being assessed as part of the test.
After a while, John-John is led out of the room to undergo a physical examination. In his absence, Odin tries to win Immanuel over, suggesting that they join forces to eliminate John-John from the competition. But Immanuel refuses to participate in any underhand tactics. John-John returns, and Immanuel is led out. Odin is more successful at winning John-John over, telling the impulsive cross-breed that Immanuel thinks he is stupid. Odin encourages John-John to kill Immanuel in revenge. And so, when Immanuel returns and Odin is led out, John-John launches his attack. John-John may be stronger, but Immanuel has the more powerful intellect. He distracts John-John by interesting him in Pascal’s wager, explaining how the French philosopher wagered that it was better to believe in God and be wrong, than not to believe in him and find out after death that he did indeed exist. John-John is fascinated by this idea.
When Odin returns, Cassius announces the second test. It is a questionnaire about terrorism. One question asks each of them to define terrorism. We only learn what Odin wrote, or rather what he did not write. He did not answer the question, arguing that words like terrorism and democracy are empty concepts, too often twisted and manipulated by human beings. His skepticism about what is considered right and wrong comes across again during the third test. In this test each dog answers questions about themselves. Odin is quizzed about his shady employment history. Nonchalantly, the Rottweiler admits he is a mercenary, available for hire to the highest bidder. As he will do with all the dogs, Cassius asks Odin what he thinks of the Human Being. Odin, who has displayed a marked disregard towards humans and human behaviour so far, claims that he cannot even feel the Human Being holding him by the dog lead. When John-John is asked the same question about the Human Being, he eagerly rhymes off one of the lessons he has learnt during his training, stating that all dogs are partners to their human owners, and that they must look out for each other. Lastly, Immanuel is questioned. Cassius is impressed by Immanuel’s knowledge of philosophy, prompting the dog to explain that his beloved owner Isabel was a philosophy student. She jokingly named him after Immanuel Kant. Immanuel admits to killing a previous owner, who consistently mistreated him. Isabel was different. He was her guide dog, and they went everywhere together. Tragically, Isabel was blown up in a terrorist attack. Immanuel witnessed the atrocity, and decided he had to do something, hence his application to K7.
As they near the end of the selection process, Cassius announces that the competition is too close. They must all take one final test. The Human Being explains that they are holding a man whom they suspect of terrorism. The dogs must consider whether or not they should torture this potentially-innocent man to obtain information. Even if the man is guilty, the Human Being asks them, might torturing him bring them down to his level? The dilemma unnerves John-John. He is used to following orders, not making his own decisions. Eventually, in an echo of Pascal’s wager, John-John comes to the conclusion that it is better to torture the man, that too many lives might be at risk if he does not. Even if the man turns out to be innocent, it is only he who will have suffered. Odin agrees, and the two dogs go towards the room holding the man. They are held back by the Human Being, who wants to hear what Immanuel has to say. Immanuel resorts to philosophical reasoning to argue that torture is never acceptable. The Human Being derides his idealism, insisting provocatively that even Immanuel Kant would agree that some degree of violence is necessary to achieve future peace: that the ends justify the means.
At the end of the play, John-John and Odin proceed towards the room holding the prisoner. Immanuel tries to block their path, and is murdered by his rivals. He dies for his beliefs; John-John and Odin have killed for theirs.
The play will be staged at Kats Sahne on December 15th and 24th.
10 December 2021
Peter Quilter’s “Just the Ticket” is opening at Istanbul State Theatre with a translation by Nazlı Gözde Yolcu, starring Fulya Ülvan.
“Just the Ticket” follows the fortunes of Susan,a loud and lonely eccentric, who embarks on a solo trip to Australia to celebrate her 60th birthday. Searching for love and surrounded by chaos, she takes us on a compelling 90 minute journey through her hilarious life.
30 November 2021
Sam Bobrick & Ron Clark’s “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s” is opening at Duru Tiyatro starring Ayumi Takano, Cem Yanılmaz and Ali Dağhan Balaban. The play has been translated into Turkish by Ekin Tunçay Turan and directed by Cem Yanılmaz.
Is all fair in love? Even murder? That’s the question posed by this light and funny suspense comedy about a love triangle in a Howard Johnson Motor Inn. The play presents a love triangle involving a woman, her lover, and her husband in three scenes. In the first scene, the wife and her lover plot to murder the husband. In the second scene, the wife and her husband are plotting to murder the lover. The third scene has the husband and the lover plotting to murder the wife, but this attempt, like the others, fails.
24 November 2021
Tristan Bernays’ play “Old Fools” starring Deniz Uğur and Erdinç Gülener, directed by Malcolm Keith Kay and translated into Turkish by Taner Tunçay, will be on stage at Maximum Uniq on November 28th, at Fişekhane on December 11th and at Kadıköy Belediyesi Kozyatağı Kültür Merkezi Gönül Ülkü ve Gazanfer Özcan Sahnesi on December 17th.
Old Fools is the story of Tom and Viv, their love and the life they’ve shared together – from first spark to dying light. But not necessarily in that order.
A surprising and touching tale about a couple, one of whom is suffering from Alzheimer’s, and their enduring efforts to hold their relationship together through the years.
17 November 2021
Award-winning playwright Lulu Raczka’s “A Girl in School Uniform (walks into a bar)” is opening at DasDas on November 26th starring Nurgül Yeşilçay and Afra Saraçoğlu. THe play has been translated into Turkish by İlksen Başarır and directed by Nagihan Gürkan.
It’s the future. But only slightly. There are blackouts. No one knows what’s causing them, but that doesn’t stop people going missing in them.
Now Steph and Bell, a schoolgirl and barmaid, have to search for their missing friend, until the outside world starts infecting the theatre that stands around them.
Schoolgirl Steph walks into the seedy, empty bar where Bell works. Bell is dressed with everything short and low, and there are no longer any regulars at her bar. Whatever has happened to create this dystopian world remains a mystery, but we learn that there are frequent blackouts, people regularly go missing and women are being killed.
17 November 2021
Jörg Menke-Peitzmeyer’s “Miriam, all in Black” translated into Turkish by Ebru Tartıcı Borchers opening with a Tatbikat Sahnesi production at Fişekhane on November 9th. The play has been directed by Elvin Beşikçioğlu, starring Ahmet Melih Yılmaz.
Miriam has an unusual passion. She goes to strange funerals, mingles with the mourners and sometimes she cries with them. She doesn’t know anyone, but when she watches relatives and friends, she learns a lot. She knows whether the deceased was loved or not and in general she draws amazing conclusions.
The sixteen-year-old schoolgirl attends eight funerals a month and thus creates an emotional balance to her everyday life. The most beautiful thing is singing. The best place to mourn someone else’s grave.
1 November 2021
Greg Edwards & Andy Sandberg’s “Application Pending” is reopening at Eskişehir Municipality Theatre on October 23rd. The play has been translated into Turkish by Emel Aslan who is represented by our agency as well.
“Application Pending” is a comedy about the hilariously cutthroat world of kindergarten admissions at a private school. Özlem Akdoğan portrays rookie admissions officer and over thirty actors are in other roles, including all the wild personalities that she has to deal with on her first day on the job. Çiğdem Altuü directed the play.
18 October 2021
Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson and Daniela Vlaskalic’s “The Drowning Girls” opening at Fişekhane with a Tatbikat sahnesi production.
The play has been directed by Erdal Beşikçioğlu, starring Hazal Türesan, Selin Zafertepe and Naz Göktan and will be on stage at Fişekhane on October 8th and then at Tatbikat Sahnesi in Ankara on October 13th and 14th.
7 October 2021
Bernard Slade’s “Same Time, Next Year” opened at Istanbul State Theatre. The play has been translated into Turkish by Gencay Gürün. Celal Kadri Kınoğku is the directoır and he is also in leading roles with Gerçek Alnıaçık.
“Same Time, Next Year” will be on stage at Mecidiyeköy Büyük Sahne on 7th,8th,9th and 10th of October.
7 October 2021
Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt’s “Einstein’s Treason”, the new production of Tiyatroadam, will be in front of the audience for the first time at Kadıköy Municipality Selamiçeşme Freedom Park Amphitheater on July 10th. The play has been translated into Turkish by İpek Özgüven whom also being represented by our agency.
Humankind has walked many roads to achieve understanding of themselves and to discover their own nature as God’s creation. The cognition of humanity, God, and nature is a permanent, pervasive issue throughout history. In this quest to discover humanity, the fields of philosophical anthropology and biological anthropology have emerged and developed alongside each other. Science and philosophy are also trying to find a way to explain creation with all various products created throughout the history. But the noticeable point is the fact that a number of play writers have stepped in to ease the way for a better understanding of complicated concepts such as theology and anthropology in regard to philosophy and physics, and help to facilitate this understanding by creating literary work. Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt (1960) as a contemporary writer had focused his attention on the achievements of science and new physic in recent decades. His works invites the audience to think and contemplate on meaning and, once again, raise issues of human existence and life’s meaningful activities. This paper attempts to investigate Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt as a modern dramatist through a detailed, qualitative and critical analysis of one of his most important works, Einstein’s Treason. In Einstein’s Treason, physics and Einstein’s life has been used widely. The study explored how the concept of new physics and quantum theory could be incorporated in to literature of drama in Einstein’s Treason.
8 July 2021
Bernard-Marie Koltès’ play “The Night Just Before the Forests” will meet its audience on Wednesday, July 28 at Kadıköy Municipality Selamiçeşme Freedom Park Amphitheater.
An isolated young immigrant in a hostile city – a misfit and delinquent who is probably on the run – stops a stranger in the rain on the corner of the street. Wrestling with a world demarcated by violence, prostitution, poverty, and sexual vulnerability, he is looking for a room for the night, or even just a part of the night.
Bernard-Marie Koltès (1948-1989) was the greatest French playwright of his generation, and Night Just Before the Forests is one of his most captivating and unsettling texts. Koltès said he wrote it like a musical composition, whose motifs and variations evoke a profound sense of restless yearning and disorientation.
8 July 2021