BARBAROS ALTUG

Barbaros Altuğ worked in several newspapers and monthly magazines as an editor and critic. He was a columnist at Taraf daily for two years. His first book of articles on popular culture, travels and art Some Like It Black was published in 2012. His first novel we’re fine here appeared in 2014 in Turkish, and has been translated into German and English. He also published an anthology in Turkish and it has been translated into Greek under the name Istanbul of Writers. He lived in Paris for one year between 2016-2017 and finished his second novel that takes place on the axis of Paris, Istanbul and Yerevan. Hrant Dink Foundation awarded him a travel grant in February 2019 for this second novel, Wounds in My Soul, on the Armenian Genocide, which will be published in Turkey by Can Yayınları, and in Germany by Orlanda Verlag by the end of 2019. He is now working on his new novel Berlin that will tell the story of the city through four generations of the same family between 1960 and 2010, and a novella Forever Young focusing the lives of intellectuals who fled the country after the 2016 coup d’etat. He gave seminars under the title “Travel the World Through Books” at Gümüşlük Academy in Istanbul and Bodrum in 2006 and 2017. His articles on travels, cities, people and places were published in Hurriyet, Radikal and other daily and monthly magazines.