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Defne Suman was born in Istanbul and grew up on Prinkipo Island. She gained a Masters in sociology from the Bosphorus University and then worked as a teacher in Thailand and Laos, where she studied Far Eastern philosophy and mystic disciplines. She later continued her studies in Oregon, USA and now lives in Athens with her husband. The Silence of Scheherazade was first published in Turkey and Greece in 2016 and is her English language debut.

Kış Masalları Yeniden

Sevgili sadık okurlarım, eski dostlarım, Kış Masalları’nı hatırlıyor musunuz? Koronavirüs salgınından hemen önce başladığımız ve beni çok heyecanlandıran bir projeydi. Kolları kitap okuyup piyano dinleyeceğimiz bir kış akşamının hayaliyle sıvamıştık. Emanet Zaman‘ı şömine önünde okuduğum saatler, Fatma Pınarbaşı’nın piyanoda gezinen…

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Published on January 07, 2023 09:11
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"10 yıl önce Cihangir Yoganın minicik, camlı kitaplığında Mavi Orman'la önce bakışıp sonra kavuştuğumuz zamanlardan beri yazdığı her satırı okudum canım Defne Suman'ın❣️
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