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A selected list of modern Turkish prose writing which has been translated into English. All these selected books are held by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries

Modern Turkish Writers in English Translation

Pamuk, Orhan, 1952-
Kara kitap. English
The black book / Orhan Pamuk ; translated by Guneli Gun.
New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1994.

Pamuk, Orhan, 1952-
Kara kitap. English
The black book /  Orhan Pamuk ; translated by Maureen Freely.
New York : Vintage International/Vintage Books, 2006.

Pamuk, Orhan, 1952-
Istanbul, hatıralar ve sehir. English
Istanbul : memories and the city / Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Maureen Freely.
New York : Vintage International, 2006.

Pamuk, Orhan, 1952-
Masumiyet muzesi. English
The museum of innocence / Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Maureen Freely.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.

Pamuk, Orhan, 1952-
Benim adım Kırmızı. English
My name is Red / Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Erdag Goknar.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2001.

Pamuk, Orhan, 1952-
The naive and the sentimental novelist / Orhan Pamuk ; translated by Nazim Dikbas.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010.
[The Charles Eliot Norton lectures ; 2009]

Pamuk, Orhan, 1952-
Oteki renkler. English
Other colors : essays and a story / Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Maureen Freely.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.

Pamuk, Orhan, 1952-
Kar. English
Snow / Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Maureen Freely.
London : Faber and Faber, 2004.

Pamuk, Orhan, 1952-
Beyaz kale. English
The White Castle : a novel / Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Victoria Holbrook.
New York : Braziller, 1991.


Other modern Turkish prose writers:

Adivar, Halide Edib, 1885-1964.
The clown and his daughter / by Halide Edib.
London : Allen & Unwin, 1935.

Adivar, Halide Edib, 1885-1964.
The shirt of flame / by Halide Edib; with an introduction by Florence Billings.
New York : Duffield, 1924.

Agaoglu, Adalet, 1929-
Uc bes kisi. English
Curfew / by Adalet Agaoglu ; translation from the Turkish by John Goulden.
Austin, Tex. : Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 1997.

Agaoglu, Adalet, 1929-
Yazsonu.  English
Summer’s end / Adalet Agaoglu ; translated from the Turkish by Figen Bingul, with Ilkan Taskin, Zoe English, and Edward Foster and with an introduction by Sibel Erol.
Jersey City, NJ : Talisman House, 2008.

Altun, Selcuk, 1950-
Senelerce senelerce evveldi. English
Many and many a year ago / Selcuk Altun ; translated from the Turkish by Clifford and Selhan Endres.
London ; Saint Paul, Minn : Telegram, 2009.

Altun, Selcuk, 1950-
Annemin ogretmedigi sarkilar. English
Songs my mother never taught me / Selcuk Altun ; translated from the Turkish by Ruth Christie and Selcuk Berilgen.
London : Telegram, 2008.

Karasu, Bilge, 1930-1995.
Troya’da olum vardi. English
Death in Troy / by Bilge Karasu ; translated from the Turkish by Aron Aji.
San Francisco : City Lights, 2002.

Karasu, Bilge, 1930-1995.
Gocmus kediler bahcesi. English
The garden of departed cats / Bilge Karasu ; translated from the Turkish by Aron Aji.
New York : New Directions, 2003.

Karasu, Bilge, 1930-1995.
Gece. English
Night : a novel / by Bilge Karasu ; translated by Guneli Gun, with the author.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 1994.

Orhan Kemal, 1914-1970.  (pen-name of Mehmet Rasit Ogutcu)
Baba evi. English
The idle years : My father’s house and The idle years / Orhan Kemal ; translated from the Turkish by Cengiz Lugal.
London ; Chester Springs, PA : Peter Owen Publishers, 2008.

Tanpinar, Ahmet Hamdi, 1901-1962.
Huzur.  English
A mind at peace / Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar ; translated from the Turkish by Erdag Goknar.
Brooklyn, NY :  Archipelago Books ; [Minneapolis, Minn.] : Distributed by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, 2008.

Tanpinar, Ahmet Hamdi, 1901-1962.
Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü.  English
The Time Regulation Institute :  a novel /  by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar ; translated by Ender Gurol.
Madison, Wis. :  Turko-Tatar Press, 2001.

Tekin, Latife, 1957-
Berci Kristin cop masalları. English
Berji Kristin : tales from the garbage hills : a novel / by Latife Tekin ; preface by John Berger ; introduction by Saliha Paker ; translated from the Turkish by Ruth Christie and Saliha Paker.
London ; New York : Marion Boyars, 1993.

Tekin, Latife, 1957-
Sevgili arsız olum. English
Dear shameless death / Latife Tekin ; translated from the Turkish by Saliha Paker & Mel Kenne ; introduction by Saliha Paker.
New York : Marion Boyars, 2001.

Tekin, Latife, 1957-
Buzdan kiliclar. English
Swords of ice / Latife Tekin ; translated from the Turkish by Saliha Paker and Mel Kenne.
London ; [New York] : Marion Boyars, 2007.


Further Reading:

Atis, Sarah G. Moment.   “Turkish Literature”    Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World.    New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.  vol. 5,  pp. 418-432.

Burrill, Kathleen R. F.   “Literature, Turkish”    Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East.   New York : Macmillan Reference USA, 1996.  vol. 3,  pp. 1122-1124.

Evin, Ahmet Ö and Halman, Talat Sait.   “Turkish Literature”    Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century.   Farmington Hills, MI : St. James Press, 1999.   3rd ed.   vol. 4,  pp. 355-360.

Halman, Talat Sait, ed.    Contemporary Turkish Literature: Fiction and Poetry.   Rutherford, NJ : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1982.