Annual celebration of PEN America's newest members and the work of PEN America members published in 2017.
An interview about Love After You Have Gone and death of freedom of expression in Turkey for Linda's Book Bag. Welcome to Linda’s Book Bag, Onder. Thank you so much for agreeing to answer some questions on my blog about your writing and Love After You Have Gone in particular. Firstly, please could you tell … Continue reading Hypocrisy is the name of the lovers’ executioner
"After earning a spot in this city’s prestigious mechanical engineering department, I was very pleased when I saw Ferda in my class. It was then when I felt proud of my success. After Hatice, it was the first time I‘d encountered a girl who put a smile on my face. After my devastating experience with … Continue reading There was a huge, bloody photograph that I needed to forget
"I had to pull myself together. Life before death was my right too, wasn’t it? Love after you have gone… Maybe that’s the reason. So I can forget about you and have a decent love; but no, I couldn’t. Once again, I couldn’t pull it off. Not that I couldn’t forget you. They just … Continue reading Finally! Love After You Have Gone is available now!
All dictators are professional liars. They have to lie to make their dictatorships permanent. And this is the first thing if you want to keep your life peaceful: Call the dictator a liar. (A scene from Alone In Berlin movie.)
Aslında kırmızıyı hiç sevmem. O gün aşık oldum. “Hayatı kaçırmışlığına üzül.” mesajı hayatımı karartmıştı. İki mevsim geçti aradan, yaza çıktık. Ama ben hala dipteydim. İş yerinde bin bir zahmetle edindiğim geçmiş zaman kredimi tükettiğimin de farkındaydım. Hangi patron ayrılık acısı çekiyor diye hımbıl hımbıl mesai dolduran, doldurmaktan ziyade öldüren çalışanına aylarca sabreder ki! Sağ olsun … Continue reading Kırmızı pabuçlu Hızır