Zeynep Sen

Zeynep Sen is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College with a B.A. in Literature and Creative Writing. Since graduation, Zeynep has worked as a foreign rights agent at the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency. Her writings have appeared in publications such as the UN-accredited The Society and Diplomatic Review and Time Out Istanbul.

Ms. Sen currently works as a reporter and columnist for The Turkish Voice and is a translator of novels and plays from English and Spanish to Turkish and vice-versa.

Book Reviews by Zeynep Sen

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“a poignant work and a must-read this summer.”

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Many people believe that writing a good short story is easier than writing a novel. Though each genre has its own challenges, many writers have pointed out that, in fact, the opposite is true.

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“Rene Depestre’s masterpiece and one of the greatest examples of Haitian literature.”

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Fredrik Backman puts out some of the most human novels.

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A story of quiet rebellions, resilience and traditions, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane is a remarkable tale stretching three generations and two different count

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The Schooldays of Jesus explores a striking quest for meaning.”

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“I am a refugee who, like many others, has never ceased being a refugee in some corner of my mind.”

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“Deeply engaged in the connection with the physical body and the human soul . . .”

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The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson is a startling novel following the life of Persimmons Wilson, a former slave that fights in the Civil War, only to be imprisoned and hanged once he o

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The Angel of History is an intricately woven novel, centering around Jacob, a poet-in-crisis, about to check himself into a mental institution.