Yaşar Kemal

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Kemal Sadık Gökçeli
Born(1923-10-23)October 23, 1923
Gökçedam, Osmaniye, Ottoman Empire
Died28 February 2015(2015-02-28) (aged 91)
İstanbul, Turkey
Period1943 – 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

Prix mondial Cino Del Duca
Commandeur de la Légion d'Honneur de France
Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

Grand Officier de la Légion d'Honneur de France

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]

References[change | change source]

  1. Ertan, Nazlan (1997-03-06). "French pay tribute to Yasar Kemal". Turkish Daily News. Archived from the original on 2008-11-15.
  2. Perrier, Jean-Louis (1997-03-04). "Yachar Kemal, conteur et imprécateur". Le Monde (in French). Retrieved 2008-08-17.
  3. "Ölene kadar Nobel adayı olacağım". Hurriyet (in Turkish). 2007-07-02. Retrieved 2008-04-04.