by Emre Aganoglu

Waiting for Fear – Oğuz Atay


What Atay stood for in Turkey, which once dreamed that it was a distant European nation, is gone and done for, and he is now lonelier than even when he was alive.

Veba Geceleri (Nights of Plague) – Orhan Pamuk


Every five years or so Mr. Orhan Pamuk, our Nobel laureate, publishes a new novel and we, the devout Turkish readers, bear arms.