Yaşar Kemal, (born Kemal Sadık Gökçeli 1923) is a Turkish writer of Kurdish origin. He is one of Turkey’s leading writers. He has long been a candidate for the
I had no money to put wood in the stove,” Kemal said in a speech in 2003 at Bilkent University, recalling the time he wrote the novel. “Yet, I just pretended that the fire was going strong. I covered myself in a ripped blanket, and typed away on an old ..
Yasar Kemal: The pride of the Kurdish nation
“Anyone who reads my books will not become a killer, but the enemy of war,” Kemal said in a speech that was read out at Istanbul’s Bilgi University last year, where he was awarded an honorary doctorate. “States and governments that work to erase…
One of Turkey’s best-known novelists, Yasar Kemal, dies
Yaşar Kemal Bibliography
Sarı Sıcak, (“Yellow Heat”) (1952)
İnce Memed (Memed, My Hawk) (1955)
Teneke (The Drumming-Out) (1955)
Orta Direk (The Wind from the Plain) (1960)
Yer Demir Gök Bakır (Iron Earth, Copper Sky) (1963)
Ölmez Otu (The Undying Grass) (1968)
Yaşar Kemal, (born Kemal Sadık Gökçeli; 6 October 1923 – 28 February 2015) was a Turkish writer of Kurdish origin. He was one of Turkey’s leading writers. Kemal was long a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature, on the strength of Memed, My Hawk.