Book Launch & Talk: Ayfer Tunç

The Highly Unreliable Account of the History of a Madhouse by Ayfer Tunç

Yunus Emre Institute in London is proud to host the book launch of ‘Madhouse’, a new novel from Ayfer Tunc, in collaboration with Istros Books on the 12th of March at 7pm. The event will start with a talk moderated by Lawrence Sherwin followed by a book signing with Ayfer Tunç.

The Highly Unreliable Account of the Brief History of a Madhouse is an unputdownable novel that moves at a giddy pace. This literary palimpsest of Turkey defies spatial or temporal boundaries: one end in the nineteenth century, and the other in the twenty-first, moving between the Caucuses, Ottoman Empire and Republic of Turkey, Hungary, France, Sweden, the USA and back again. It startles anew with a totally unexpected turn of events immediately after deceiving the reader into anticipating the end of a plot line.

About the Author

Born 1964 in Adapazarı, Ayfer Tunç was first published whilst still an undergraduate at Istanbul University School of Political Sciences. In 1989 she won the Cumhuriyet’s prestigious Yunus Nadi Short Story Award. After serving as editor-in-chief at Yapı Kredi Publishing between 1999 and 2004, she turned to writing full time. In addition to her work on TV scripts, Tunç has written several novels and short story collections, many of which have been published in other languages. The Aziz Bey Incident, a collection of short stories, was published by Istros in 2013.

Date: Thursday 12 March 2020

Time: 7pm

Venue: 10 Maple Street, London, W1T 5HA

Admission is FREE but registration*** is ESSENTIAL via Eventbrite.

For online booking please CLICK HERE.

***Sadly not everyone, registered for the event, uses their tickets, so all tickets for our talks must be over-issue by a percentage to compensate for these ‘no-shows’ to ensure a full audience. Due to this entrance is subject to seating capacity & served on a first-come, first-served basis. This registration/e-Ticket does not guarantee entrance. Thanks for your understanding.