For the sake of my youthful love of the writer Pınar Kür, I will forget that her last book “Sadık Bey” – written after a silence of ten years – exists. If anybody asks, I have never read it and I still think of Kür as the brilliant creator of/writer for angry young women, not impotent old men.

Kerem Işık’s dystopian world, as narrated in his latest novel, “Iskalı Karnaval” (The Failed Carnival), is eerily familiar but still hilarious. The 38-year-old writer, who was awarded the Haldun Taner short story award two years ago, says he takes ordinary events and pushes them to the limits of absurdity. Some of the themes comes from […]