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Jenn Ashworth’s fourth letter

Dear Nermin, Time is fast creeping up on us and I’m already so excited about meeting you and seeing your city. You’re right: it will be my first visit to Istanbul. I’m really looking forward to drinking in everything the

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Nermin Yildirim’s third letter

Dear Jenn, Finally, after days of nauseating heat, it’s raining in Barcelona today. A perfect weather for writing a letter! With each letter, the topics deepen and the writing process becomes more and more enjoyable. To me, trying to get

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Jenn Ashworth’s third letter

Dear Nermin Another lovely letter, and so many interesting points for me to mull over this week. I love what you say about being willing to ‘occasionally inconvenience’ your reader, as it gets right to the heart of a few

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Nermin Yildirim’s second letter

Dear Jenn, I eagerly awaited your letter, and read it with pleasure. Let me begin by answering your first question. No, I don’t write my novels thinking that one day, they might be translated into another language. I believe that

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Jenn Ashworth’s second letter

Dear Nermin, Thanks so much for your lovely letter. Right away I get such a strong sense of you and your personality from your words – it’s easy to forget what magic a good writer and a good translator can

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About Manchester Letters

Manchester Letters features an online correspondence between UK author Jenn Ashworth and Turkish writer Nermin Yildirim. Over the course of the next few months, they will be sharing insights into their working lives; discussing current works in progress, sources of inspiration and how their social and political environments impacts on their creativity.

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