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Book Launch & Talk “Farewell Fountain Street” by Selçuk Altun

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


“Farewell Fountain Street”-A novel by Selçuk Altun with a short discourse on “Why Godot Wouldn’t Come”

As part of our engaging Arts & Culture Lecture Series, join us on May 20, 2024, for an illuminating evening with Selçuk Altun as he unveils the secrets behind his latest literary masterpiece, “Farewell Fountain Street.” Prepare to embark on a captivating journey through the intricacies of Altun’s narrative as he explores the depths of his novel and sheds light on the intriguing title, “Why Godot Wouldn’t Come.”

Selçuk Altun will take center stage, offering profound insights into his writing process, the evolution of the novel, and the profound literary messages embedded within its pages. From the genesis of ideas to the crafting of characters, Altun promises an enriching discussion that will captivate and inspire all attendees.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to delve into the world of literature with one of Türkiye’s most esteemed authors. Join us for an unforgettable evening filled with thought-provoking discourse and literary discovery.

Selçuk Altun was born in Savsat-Artvin, Turkey in 1950. A retired banking executive, bibliophile and book collector, Altun served as chairman of a major publishing house until his retirement in 2004. He is the author of 8 novels, 2 novellas and 5 essay collections. He won the prestigious literary award Sedat Simavi Edebiyat Ödülü in 2022 with “Kitap İçin – 5” (For the Love of Books -5). His novel “The Sultan of Byzantium” has been translated into 15 languages. He writes for two periodicals Gösteri and OT. He lives and mostly reads in Istanbul.

For more information on the event, please visit Yunus Emre Institute London’s Website: https://yeelondon.org.uk/ or email us at londra@yee.org.tr

This talk forms part of the Arts & Culture Lecture Series organised by Yunus Emre Institute London since 2017.


Please note that this event is first come first served and may be overbooked. To avoid disappointment, please arrive early and secure your seat. If you have registered but are unable to attend, please cancel your ticket to allow others to join. Thank you for your cooperation.

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May 20
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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