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A Conversation with Burhan Sönmez

The conversation is confirmed and will take place as planed on Friday, 6 March at 12:15 pm at Payot Rive-Gauche.
A Kurdish author who writes in Turkish and member of the International Jury of the FIFDH, Burhan Sönmez is the winner of numerous literary prizes, and his work has been translated into 30 languages. A lawyer specializing in human rights, he has long practiced in Istanbul. After a long exile, he now lives between Turkey and Cambridge. This meeting will be an opportunity to talk about his new novel, Labyrinthe, published by Gallimard, a powerful tale about memory and identity. Compared across the Atlantic to the work of Modiano and Camus, it has been received to great international critical acclaim.  


Friday 6 March


Payot Rive Gauche

Co-presented with Gallimard and Payot


Burhan Sönmez Turkish-Kurdish Novelist