Calls for book chapters: contemporary Turkish literature

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals for the volume: Notes on Turkish Fiction: A Companion to the Turkish Novel edited by Saman Hashemipour (Istanbul Yeni Yüzyıl University)

In the last fifty years Turkish writers have experimented with almost the entire range of literary tradition, from science and historical fiction to magical and psychological realism, from short stories to epic novels. While much of this work has involved engaging with foreign ideas and influence this has never been to the detriment of a recognizable national style. Mixing tradition with innovation, the particulars of Turkish life with the universals of world literature, today Turkish literature readily assumes a lead role at the cutting edge of world literature.

 Notes on Turkish Fiction: A Companion to the Turkish Novel discusses key trends in the evolution of contemporary Turkish literature, their proponents and related works. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Tanzimat reforms and romanticised New Ottoman novels
  • Realism, Naturalism in the novels of the early Republican period
  • Social Realism, Satire and the matter of ethnicity and class struggle
  • Istanbul, the theme of Sufism, and the clash between East and West
  • Historical and biographical novels from the modern Post-Republican period
  • Postmodern bestsellers and the influence of Magic Realism
  • Literary adaptations and the export of Turkish serials
  • The translation of the Turkish novel into “World Literature”

Please submit one-page proposals, including a short biographical note to Saman Hashemipour at by April 20, 2020.

Chapter drafts will be due by July 20, 2020.



This proposal is due on April 20th 2020.

Page last updated on February 13th 2020. All information correct at the time, but subject to change.