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BB Archive The Quartet Years, Georgia de Chamberet, 2007

The Quartet Years was first published in Fulfilment & Betrayal 1975-1995 by Naim Attallah (Quartet Books). Gael Elton Mayo & The Magnum Photographic Group My mother, Gael Elton Mayo, the novelist, painter and ‘Girl Friday’ […]

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Pêcheurs d’êponges, Yachar Kemal 4Translation

Yachar Kemal worked as a journalist for Cumhuriyet from 1951-63 before turning to fiction which he wrote under a pseudonym, (real name Kemal Sadık Gökçeli). As Turkey’s most prominent novelist, his books have been published […]

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Patrick Modiano: public novelist, private man Spotlight

Patrick Modiano is a private man who remains aloof from the Parisian literati; a refreshing antithesis to the self-promoting writer blasting forth at every opportunity. “Writing is a strange and solitary activity. There are dispiriting […]