DISCOVER - New writing from Turkey and the UK
The British Council in Turkey aims to build a bridge between Turkish and UK writers, facilitate dialogue between literary professionals in both countries, and create a platform to showcase works by Turkish and British writers to new audiences.
To support this initiative, the British Council has launched a short story competition, on the theme of ‘diversity’, in partnership with two literary institutions: ITEF-Istanbul Tanpınar Literature Festival in Turkey, and Word Factory in the UK.
Winning stories will be published on a new British Council digital platform, alongside specially-commissioned stories by established authors from Turkey and the UK. All the stories will be translated into the other language (English/Turkish).
The winners of Discover short story competition have now been announced:
- Winner from the UK: Nadine Aisha Jassat, with her story Jacaranda
- Winner from Turkey: Ayşegül Yazmacı, with her story Yasemin
The stories and biographies of the winners will be published on our website soon.
UK and Turkey writers to take part in the project
- Yekta Kopan
- Seray Şahiner
- Sandra Alland
- Leone Ross
Please see the biographies of the UK and Turkey writers here.