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Murathan Mungan

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Murathan Mungan

One of the most prominent and prolific contemporary writers of Turkey, Murathan Mungan has published poetry, short stories, plays, novels, screenplays, radio plays, essays, film and theater criticism, and political columns. A selection of his poems were translated and published in Kurdish as Li Rojhilatê Dilê Min (In the East of my Heart). His works have also been translated into Bosnian, Bulgarian, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Persian and Swedish. Mungan's trilogy of plays, The Mesopotamian Trilogy, has enjoyed successful theater runs across the country. The last play of the trilogy, Deer Curses, was staged by the Arca Azzura Theater in Italy. His play As on the Page was published in English in Solum and Other plays from Turkey (Seagull, 2011) and his novella Evening Gown will be published by City Lights, USA. Among his latest publications are a novel, The Poet’s Novel and a play, The Kitchen.

Articles by Murathan Mungan

Omaira
By Murathan Mungan
You had no name when we met / we did not notice it wasn’t there
Translated from Turkish by Aron Aji & David Gramling
Multilingual
The Train
By Murathan Mungan
Some weekends my parents and I went from Mardin to Syria and stayed in Kamışlı, the town nearest to the Turkish border. Although it was a town, I compared Kamışlı, with its wide, well-kept roads, its…
Translated from Turkish by Ruth Christie
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