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Greek fiction and Turkish reality, Tres Culturas’ two recommendations at the Seville Book Fair

02/06/2019 From 13:00
Petros Márkaris, by Iván Giménez.

The Fundación Tres Culturas (Three Cultures Foundation) has focused its presence at the 2019 edition of the Seville Book Fair on presenting two books: Universidad para asesinos (University for assassins) (Tusquets), the latest novel by Greek author Petros Márkaris, and La democracia es un tranvía: el ascenso de Erdogan y la transformación de Turquía (Democracy is a tram: the rise of Erdogan and the transformation of Turkey), the first joint essay by journalists Andrés Mourenza and Ilya U. Topper. 

Universidad para asesinos (University for assassins) (Tusquets) is the latest addition to the saga on Kostas Jaritos, a police superintendent created by Petros Márkaris, a true exponent of Mediterranean crime novels. Márkaris once again highlights the problems Greek society is facing. Jaritos resolves a crime relating to the academic world and politics in a true X-ray of the moment the country is living.

Tres Culturas (Three Cultures) also collaborates in the presentation of La democracia es un tranvía: el ascenso de Erdogan y la transformación de Turquía (Democracy is a tram: the rise of Erdogan and the transformation of Turkey) (Península), by journalists Andrés Mourenza and Ilya U. Topper, who have spent a decade covering Turkish current affairs for various Spanish media outlets. In their essay, they trace the biography of Erdogan from his origins in a poor neighbourhood in Istanbul to the height of power, while explaining the ups and downs of Turkish society: coups d’état, the expansion of Islamism, European alliances, geopolitical aspirations… A profile of a man made for power and of the country that loves and hates him in equal amounts.

Both events will be presented by Alejandro Luque.

Sunday 2nd of June 2019

1pm. Petros Márkaris. Universidad para asesinos (University for assassins) (Tusquets)

Location: Pergola area

Book signing

A running translation from English into Spanish will be provided.

Activity included in celebrations of the tenth anniversary of Tres con libros (Three with books).

8pm. Ilya U. Topper. La democracia es un tranvía (Democracy is a tram) (Península)

Location: Loyola area.

Book signing.

 

          

 

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