“The Stone Building and Other Places“, a collection of short stories and a novella, has been translated to Spanish by Rafael Carpintero Ortega and published by Armaenia Publishing with a ten month month delay due to pandemic: EL EDIFICIO DE PIEDRA The book was originally published in Turklish in 2009, receiving the prestigious SAIT FAIK AWARD the following year. In fact, one of the three stories in the collection, “The Wooden Birds“ had received a Deutsche Welle Award back in 1996 and had been translated to almost all European languages. Actes Sud had published in a collection of short stories by the author under the same tittle.
“The Stone Building “is now in more than ten languages:
French: “ La Batiment de Pierre“ (Actes Sud, 2013)
“Les Oiseaux de Bois“ (Actes Sud, 2009) , adapted into short film in 2010
Swedish: “Stenbyggnaden“ (Ramus, 2013)
Norwegian: “Steinbygningen“ (Gyldendal, 2013)
(The same year the author received „Ord e Grenzen Literary Prize“, a prize given to female writers ignored in their own country.)
Portuegese : “O Edificio de Pedra“(Clube de Autor, 2016)
German: “Das Haus Stein“ (Penguin-Germany, 2019)
English: “The Stone Building and Other Places“ (2019)
Shortlisted for PEN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE
Kurdish: “Avahiya Keviri u En Din“ (Aryen, 2020) copyrights of the book dedicated to imprisoned writers
Greek (Potamos) and Indonesian translations are currently pending due to pandemic and the book is currently being translated into Danish..
Aslı Erdoğan is a writer of literature and columnist, human rights defender, ex political prisoner as well as a particle physicist. She is the author of eight books, novels, novellas, collections of poetic prose and essays, translated into more than twenty languages .She was arrested in 2016 for her collaboration with the pro-Kurdish newspaper Özgür Gündem. Aslı Erdoğan has received several prizes in literature and human rights such as Simone de Beauvoir Award, Karl Tucholsky Award, Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize, Vaclav Havel Prize among others. Her work has been adapted into theater and acted in Milan, Graz and Avignon, into classical ballet, radio, a short film and finally opera.