Literature from Turkey: Asli Erdogan
The Turkish writer Asli Erdogan made her breakthrough with her very succesful novel Kirmizi Pelerinli Kent (City in a red cape) (1998), a stifling novel, situated in Rio de Janeiro. Meanwhile the book has been translated into several languages. In 1990 Erdogan received the Deutsche Welle Preis for one of her unpublished short stories. The main themes in her works are; violence against women, the situation in prisons and Kurdish rights. She will discuss her work with journalist Margot Dijkgraaf from the NRC Handelsblad.