Mehmet Zaman Saçlioglu

Mehmet Zaman Saçlioglu is one of Turkey ’s most prominent authors, most well known for his short stories. His two collections, Summer House and Five Islands are considered among the best examples of contemporary short story writing in Turkey. Summer House received the Yunus Nadi Short Story Award in 1993, and the year after was awarded the Sait Falk Award, and a story from Five Islands won the Haldun Taner Short Story Prize. Some of his short stories have been translated into German and English. M. Z. Sacliogu lives and works in Istanbul, continuing a long career at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Marmara University, Istanbul.

Anthologies featuring Mehmet Zaman Saçlioglu

Elsewhere: Stories from Small Town Europe

Pressed to describe what the phrase ‘small town’ conjures up, we’d be hard pushed to say anything positive: closed-minded; petty; provincial; parochial. On a broad European canvas, however, the rich traditions of short story writing challenge these preconceptions.

The Book of Istanbul

This book brings together ten short stories from some of Turkey’s leading writers, taking us on a literary tour of the city, from its famous landmarks to its darkened back streets.