October 05, 2012

Istanbul Tanpinar Literature Festival

In balmy October sunshine, streets teeming with people enjoying the last days of warmth, Istanbul seems like one of the most inviting cities on earth. But while the theme of the fourth Istanbul Tanpinar Literature Festival – City and Fear – appears far more sombre, the guest writers still brought plenty of levity to the opening discussion. The event, in partnership with the Hay Festival, began with a discussion between British novelist Louis de Bernières and Colombian author Juan Gabriel Vasquez on the theme of writing about conflict.

Read more on The Telegraph: Istanbul Tanpinar Literature Festival

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