Welcome to the site of Hanneke van der Heijden, Dutch translator of Orhan Pamuk, Oğuz Atay, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar and other Turkish writers.
The site Literature from Turkey features regular articles about writers, readers and other aspects of literary life in Turkey as well as texts concerned with literary translation. Some of my articles were previously published in magazines, some of them I wrote specifically for this site. Apart from news items and background articles, the site also includes fragments of my own translations both published and unpublished. A full list of my book translations is available here. For a list of all titles fromTurkey translated into Dutch so far – from the very first novel published in 1937 till the most recent ones – click here.
Although most of the articles published on this site are written in Dutch, contributions in English will be posted to this page, albeit on a less regular basis. For articles written in Turkish click here.