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Alber Sabanoglu

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Alber Sabanoglu

Alber Sabanoglu was born to a Sephardic Jewish family in Izmir, Turkey, and grew up in Istanbul. At eighteen he moved to the US, where he earned an undergraduate degree in history and engineering at Brown University and a graduate degree in mathematics at Tufts University and worked in research in math/artificial intelligence. In 1992 he came to Madrid, where he teaches mathematics at the IE University. He has also done professional translations and taught English, and has published short stories and articles in Turkish magazines. His translations into Turkish include the books Conversations with Borges and Exemplary Crimes by Max Aub, in collaboration with the playwright Memet Baydur. He worked for many years in an association opposing racism and xenophobia in Spain. He has two children and travels to Turkey several times a year.

Articles by Alber Sabanoglu

Breaking the Taboo: Turkish Writers Face the Kurdish Past
By Alber Sabanoglu
Istanbul is a booming city these days. Neighborhoods where no one used to venture after dark become “in” areas full of restaurants, cafés, and art galleries; old, decrepit…
To the Islands
By Alber Sabanoglu
She hadn’t seen him since the day when she had bitten his nose and he had chewed on her ear, in a fight over secondhand books. So when, from her comfortable seat on the swing under the mulberry…
Translated from Turkish by Alber Sabanoglu
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