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Zülfü Livaneli

Biography

Zülfü Livaneli was born Ömer Zülfü Livanelioğlu in Ilgın, Konya in 1946. His father was a judge and later president of the Turkish Supreme Court. He was imprisoned several times during the coup of 1971 because of his political views and had to leave Turkey in 1972 and went into exile, living in Stockholm, Paris, Athens, and New York, before returning to Turkey in 1974.

He has had a very varied career. He is a highly successful musician and wrote many songs, which have had success in Turkey and elsewhere. He is a writer, writing poetry, fiction and essays. He has directed four films. He has also been a political activist and served as a member of the National Assembly.

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Bibliography

1978 Arafat’ta Bir Çocuk
1978 Bütün kuslarin uykusu öyküler
1987 Dünya değisirken
1991 Orta Zekalılar Cenneti
1992 Diktatör ve Palyaço
1994 Sosyalizm Öldü mü?
1996 Engereğin Gözündeki Kamaşma
2001 Bir Kedi, Bir Adam, Bir Ölüm
2002 Mutluluk (Bliss)
2003 Gorbaçov’la Devrim Üstüne Konuşmalar
2006 Leyla’nın Evi
2008 Son Ada
2009 Sevdalim Hayat
2010 Sanat Uzun, Hayat Kısa
2011 Serenad (Serenade for Nadia)
2012 Edebiyat Mutluluktur
2013 Kardeşimin Hikayesi
2014 Son Ada’nın Çocukları
2015 Konstantiniyye Oteli
2017 Elia ile Yolculuk
2017 Huzursuzluk (Disquiet) (novel)
2019 Rüzgârlar Hep Gençtir
2019 Şapka
2020 Gökyüzü Herkesindir
2020 Bizi sürükleyen nehir : hayat üstüne düşünceler