Andrew Lownie selected as one of three British Fellows for the Istanbul Literature Festival Fellowship Program 2017

Andrew Lownie has been selected as one of twenty fellows from some 200 applications from 34 countries for the Istanbul Tanpinar Literature Festival Professional Meetings Fellowship Program this year.

The Istanbul Tanpınar Literature Festival holds international events for professionals in its Fellowship Program to encourage collaboration among authors, publishers, editors and translators from both Turkey and abroad. Since its first launch in 2011, ITEF has hosted 124 professionals from 30 countries in Istanbul.

This year, ITEF’s seventh professional publishing fellows program is going to give its 20 participants a chance to learn the Turkish publishing market. There will be presentations about Turkish publishing and networking events will be organized for the fellows, who will also have the chance to meet several prominent Turkish authors and ask about their career in Turkey. Fellows will visit publishing houses and share their experiencess in one on one meetings throughout the three day program. At the same time they will be able to learn about the Turkish literature market from the inside out and will be knowledgable about the works which are available for translation from Turkish into foreign languages.

2017 ITEF Fellows are:

Ágnes Orzóy (Magvető, Hungary) Anders Gronkvist Pedersen (Paraplyen, Denmark) Andrew Lownie (Andrew Lownie Literary Agency, UK) Anna Katarina B. Rodriguez (National Book Development Board, Philippines) Antonina Balashova (Ivan Limbakh, Russia) Charlotte Whiting (Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, UK) Eleni Kekropoulou (Enalios & Oceanos, Greece) Ka Bradley(Granta, UK) Laura Vesanto (Fabriikki Kustannus, Finland) Luke Frostick (The Bosphorus Review of Books, Turkey) Madalina Bucsa (S.C. Humanitas, Romania) Marta Rossich (EDICIONES B, Spain) Maya Feldman (Am-Oved , Israel) Mohamed El-Baaly (Sefsafa, Egypt) Nacera Khiat (SEDIA, Algeria) Nilli Cohen (The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, Israel) Pablo Alonso Cotrina Cardenas (César Vallejo University Press, Peru) Parisa Ebrahimi (Penguin Random House, USA) Sarah Houtermans (Hoffmann und Campe Verlag, Germany) Zeynep Beler (Freelance Translator, Turkey)

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Andrew Lownie

Andrew Lownie was born in 1961 and was educated in Britain and America. He read history at Magdalene College, Cambridge where he was President of the Union. He went on to gain an MSc at Edinburgh University and spend a year at the College of Law in London. After a period as a bookseller and jour...More about Andrew Lownie