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Maureen Freely

Contributor

Maureen Freely

Maureen Freely is a writer, translator, senior lecturer at Warwick University, and the President of English PEN. Translator of five books by Orhan Pamuk, Fethiye Cetin’s My Grandmother, and—with Alexander Dawe—Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar’s The Time Regulation Institute, she is active in various campaigns to champion free expression. She has been a regular contributor to the Guardian, the Observer, the Independent, and the Sunday Times for two decades. Her novels include Sailing through ByzantiumEnlightenmentAngry in Piraeus, and The Other Rebecca.

Articles by Maureen Freely

A dark room where only a small sliver of window lets in any light
Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash
A Friendly Face
By Sevgi Soysal
In this excerpt of Sevgi Soysal’s 1975 novel Dawn, a woman serving out an exile sentence in a hotel receives a fateful dinner invitation.
Translated from Turkish by Maureen Freely
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