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A Journey Through Modern Turkey with Kaya Genç

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Bloomsbury Institute, Bloomsbury Publishing,

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We host acclaimed writer, Kaya Genç, for an extraordinary journey through the contradictory soul of modern Turkey.

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Acclaimed novelist and essayist Kaya Genç will be at Bloomsbury talking about the role of free expression in modern Turkey; a land torn between East and West, and between its glorious past and a dangerous, unpredictable future.

Kaya's new book The Lion and the Nightingale tells of his extraordinary quest to find the places and people in whom the contrasts of Turkey's rich past meet. The people he encountered present a spellbinding story of a country whose history has been split between East and West, between violence and beauty - between the roar of the lion and the song of the nightingale. Kaya will be in conversation with award-winning editor Rachael Jolley about his travels, the role of expression and Turkey's relentless struggle toward freedom.

This event is presented in partnership with Index on Censorship, a nonprofit that campaigns for and defends free expression worldwide.

We hope you can join us.

Date: Thursday, March 12th

Timing: Doors open and complimentary drinks from 6:00 to 6:30pm. Our guests in conversation from 6:30pm - 7:30pm, followed by Q&A. Event concludes at 8:00pm.

Venue: Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, WC1B 3DP

Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road

Tickets: £12 (Adults) / £8 (Concessions)

Video: Tickets are available to buy to watch the video recording after the event.

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Kaya Genç is a novelist and essayist from Istanbul whose writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, The Guardian, The Financial Times, The London Review of Books, Salon, Guernica Magazine, Sight & Sound, The Millions, The White Review and TIME Magazine, among others. His first novel, L Avventura was published in 2008. Kaya has a PhD in English literature and is the Istanbul correspondent of The LA Review of Books as well as a contributing editor at Index on Censorship. He has written a history of Turkish literature for Harvard University Press, and is the author of Under the Shadow (I.B.Tauris, 2017), an account of the Gezi Park uprisings and the coup attempt of December, 2016. He is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books.

Rachael Jolley is the award-winning editor of Index on Censorship magazine and editor-in-chief of Index on Censorship. In 2016 she was named specialist editor of the year by the British Society of Magazine Editors. And in 2017, the magazine was given a grand award in the Awards for Publication Excellence.

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Index on Censorship is a nonprofit that campaigns for and defends free expression worldwide. We publish work by censored writers and artists, promote debate, and monitor threats to free speech. We believe that everyone should be free to express themselves without fear of harm or persecution – no matter what their views.

Index’s aim is to raise awareness about threats to free expression and the value of free speech as the first step to tackling censorship. Index relies entirely on the support of donors and readers to do our work.

See more: https://www.indexoncensorship.org/

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