Turkish Science Fiction Author, Baris Mustecapioglu to Visit London Book Fair


The London Book Fair is almost upon us once more. Taking place at Earls Court in London from 15th – 17th April, the fair will encompass trade stands, workshops and seminars and talks from various featured authors.

This year, the London Book Fair is shining its spotlight on Turkey with both a professional and cultural programme.

One Turkish science fiction author visiting the fair is Baris Mustecaplioglu, creator of theLegends of Perg fantasy series set in the fantastical lands of Perg, which blends Eastern and Western cultures. His latest book is also a fantasy, Şamanlar Diyarı (The Land of Shamans), published in 2012. Baris’ books have found publication in Bulgaria, Serbia, China, Germany, Syria, Poland, Romania and India and he has also recently had a short crime noir story published in America in Istanbul Noir. Baris is also the General Coordinator of Fantasy and Science Fiction Arts Association in Turkey (FABISAD) – so from one society that appreciates the genre to another, hello!


Baris, who is currently getting ready to head to London from what he tells me is a very cold Istanbul, will be making the following appearances during the fair:

Monday 15 April

18.30-19.30      Innovation and the Novel

                        Foyles, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0EB

                        Participants: İnci Aral, Baris Mustecaplioglu & Jasper Fforde

For the details of the event visit the event page on Foyles’ website.

Wednesday 17 April

11.30-12.30      New Fiction: Fantasy and Crime

Whitehall Room, Earls Court

Participants: Hakan Günday, Baris Mustecaplioglu & Ahmet Ümit

Chair: Barbara Nadel

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