Writers Meet

Writers Meet

Following British Council’s Cultural Programme for Turkey Market Focus at The London Book Fair in 2012-13, a new series of literary talks: Writers Meet, brought together writers and literary professionals from the UK and Turkey to talk about and share their writing and reading experiences, showcasing the breadth and diversity in the literature of both countries.

The series were initiated in Istanbul, Izmir and Ankara extending its outreach to arts practitioners and literature lovers to Turkey. 

See the biographies of all writers here. You can also download the document below.

The conversation about the talks was followed with the hashtag #YazarlarBuluşuyor on twitter. 

See the photo album of the events. 

LIVESTREAM

The talk between Hanif Kureishi and Murathan Mungan on 18 February at 19.00 was broadcast live on this page and on our Facebook page

You can see the livestream video here.

COMPETITION

Our online competition has ended. The winners of signed copies of the writers’ books are listed below. We kindly request the winners to contact us through arts.info@britishcouncil.org.tr together with their contact phone numbers. Please don't forget to write Writers Meet Competition in the subject line,  If the winners do not contact us by 25 March, reserve participants will get the chance to receive the prizes.

  • Gökhan Ergüt
  • Büşra Altınbay
  • Emre Özdemir
  • Umut Saraçoğlu
  • Esra Aras
  • İlkim Merve Yıldız
  • Melike Sena Kılıç
  • Hilal Ödük
  • Mesude Aybar
  • Guloya Berkan

18 February – Istanbul

Hanif Kureishi - Murathan Mungan 

Moderated by Aslı E. Perker

Location, Time: Pera Museum, 19:00

This event took place in the auditorium. 

The event was Turkish and English with simultaneous translation.

You can see the livestream video here.

24 February - Izmir

Paul McVeigh - Sema Kaygusuz 

Moderated by Esen Kara

Location, Time: Yaşar University, Selçuk Yaşar Campus A010 Conference Hall, 17:00

You can see the event video here

25 February - Istanbul

Paul McVeigh - Fatma Cihan Akkartal

Location: Pera Museum, 19:00

This event took place in the auditorium. 

The event was Turkish and English with simultaneous translation.

2 March - Ankara

Ned Beaumann - Hakan Günday

Moderated by Elif Bereketli

Location, Time: Contemporary Art Centre, 19:00

You can see the event video here

3 March - Istanbul

Ned Beaumann - Elif Bereketli 

Location, Time: Pera Museum, 19:00

This event took place in the auditorium. 

The event was Turkish and English with simultaneous translation.