Mina-Aral-360px_NEWEdinburgh World Writers’ Conference, Izmir

Thursday 28 February 2:00pm EET

The Future of the Novel

Keynote by: Inci Aral with a response by Denise Mina.

For more information have a look at the event e-flyer.

Author biographies:

Inci Aral was born in 1944. She was educated in painting. Then she got interested in literature and started her writing career with short stories, then added novels to her work. In her work she mostly dwells on the emotional state of individuals, shaped by the influence of sociological changes; the impossible nature of love; lack of communication between individuals and the problems of existence. Inci Aral is one of the most favorite, most read authors in her country; her short stories have been translated and have appeared in several anthologies in countries like the United States, The Netherlands, Slovakia, France, Germany, Bulgaria and Iraq, among others.

Denise Mina is the author of eleven novels, three graphic novels, three plays and many short stories. Two of her novels have been filmed by BBC television. She has won prizes, been nominated for prizes, judged and presented prizes and is starting to think they might be meaningless. She is a regular contributor to television and radio, presents documentaries and is currently finishing her first video piece ‘Multum in Parvo’ – a film about her extended family watching a film  about her extended family  making a film about her extended family.