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Powell's Books Presents Defne Suman in Conversation With Maureen Freely


Sep 21, 2021 06:37 PM

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Defne Suman
Defne Suman was born in Istanbul and grew up on Prinkipo Island. She studied sociology at the Bosphorus University and later continued her studies in Oregon, USA. The Silence of Scheherazade was first published in Turkey and Greece in 2015 and is her English language debut.
Maureen Freely
Maureen Freely is a writer with seven novels to her name and many other strings to her bow. Well known as a translator of the Turkish Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk, she has also brought into English numerous classics and works by Turkey’s rising stars. For many years she worked as a journalist in London, writing about literature, social justice, and human rights. As chair of the Translator’s Association and more recently as President and Chair of English PEN, she has campaigned for writers and freedom of expression internationally. She teaches at the University of Warwick.