Yaşar Kemal

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Kemal Sadık Gökçeli
Born (1923-10-23)October 23, 1923
Gökçedam, Osmaniye, Ottoman Empire
Died 28 February 2015(2015-02-28) (aged 91)
İstanbul, Turkey
Occupation Novelist
Period 1943 – 2002
Notable work(s)

Ağıtlar ("Ballads"; debut)

İnce Memed ("Memed, My Hawk"))
Teneke ("The Drumming-Out")
Ince Memed II ("They Burn the Thistles")
Notable award(s)

Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger
1979
Prix mondial Cino Del Duca
1982
Commandeur de la Légion d'Honneur de France
1984
Peace Prize of the German Book Trade
1997

Grand Officier de la Légion d'Honneur de France
2011

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.[1][2] Kemal was long a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature, on the strength of Memed, My Hawk.[3]

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