Last Train to Istanbul

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Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
Amazon Crossing
Publish Date
Pages
382
Dimensions
5.54 X 8.27 X 1.04 inches | 1.02 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781477807613

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About the Author

One of Turkey's most beloved authors, with more than ten million copies of her books sold, Ayşe Kulin is known for captivating stories about human endurance. In addition to penning internationally bestselling novels, she has also worked as a producer, cinematographer, and screenwriter for numerous television shows and films. Her novel Last Train to Istanbul won the European Council Jewish Community Best Novel Award and has been translated into twenty-three languages.

John W. Baker spent his formative years living in Istanbul due to his father's posting, and was educated at the English High School for Boys there. Following in his father's footsteps, he had a career with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London until he took early retirement to live in Turkey again. He is honored to have been the first British writer to have written a play in Turkish, Ihtiras (Passion), which was produced in 2003 by Gencay Gurun and was voted one of the best five new plays that year. The success of Ihtiras led to favorable publicity resulting in Baker being asked by Ayşe Kulin to translate two of her novels, Last Train to Istanbul (Nefes nefese) and Face to Face (Bir gun).Other translations followed, including Theodora, by Radi Dikici, about the Byzantine empress, and most recently, Unfulfilled Promises, by Leyla Yildirim, a love story set during the Battle of Gallipoli.Baker returned to live in England in 2010 and is now happy to be back living in London again and doing the occasional translation.
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