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John M. Olin Library, Ginkgo Reading Room

International Writers Series: Efe Duyan

In this reading and discussion, former Visiting Hurst Professor Efe Duyan returns to St. Louis to present The Behavior of Words, the first book of his poetry translated into English. He will be joined in discussion by Derick Mattern, literary translator and Comparative Literature PhD candidate in the track for international writers.

Duyan was born in Istanbul in 1981. As an internationally recognized poet, his poems have been translated to over twenty-five different languages. His debut novel Başka (Other) was published in 2022. The Behavior of Words was published earlier this year by White Pines Press in a translation by Aron Aji. As an advocate of freedom of expression and creative thinking, he has been an active cultural actor curating international events, workshops, and conferences. He currently teaches architecture in Riga.

Free and open to all, but registration is requested.

Credit: David Konecny and Efe Duyan

This event is co-sponsored by Department of Comparative Literature and the Center for Literary Arts.