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Asli Erdogan

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The Turkish author and human rights activist Asli Erdogan (1967) lives in Istanbul and was last year acclaimed by the French literary magazine Lire as one of the world's 50 most promising authors for the 21st century. She bade farewell to her scientific career in physics after a long stay in Rio de Janeiro and the South American jungle. Her international breakthrough came at the end of the 1990s with the poetic novel The City of the Red Cloak, which is still being translated into many languages. Her long story Wooden Birds saw her win the prestigious international Deutsche Welle prize. During her residency in Vollezele, Asli Erdogan worked on a sizeable lyrical prose text which takes the form of a letter to the dead against the background of the Turkish civil war.

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Wordt verwacht.

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Villa Hellebosch
3.05.06 > 29.05.06

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