Yaşar Kemal

1923 - 2015

Yaşar Kemal

Yaşar Kemal (born Kemal Sadık Gökçeli; 6 October 1923 – 28 February 2015) was a Kurdish writer and human rights activist, and one of Turkey's leading writers. He received 38 awards during his lifetime and had been a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature on the strength of Memed, My Hawk.An outspoken intellectual, he often did not hesitate to speak about sensitive issues, especially those concerning the oppression of the Kurdish people. He was tried in 1995 under anti-terror laws for an article he wrote for Der Spiegel highlighting the Turkish Army's destruction of Kurdish villages during the Turkish-Kurdish conflict. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yaşar Kemal has received more than 105,591 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 630th most popular writer.

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  • 42

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.96

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  • 2.58

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Among writers, Yaşar Kemal ranks 627 out of 4,883Before him are Sei Shōnagon, Osip Mandelstam, Frank Herbert, Dashiell Hammett, Witold Gombrowicz, and Hermann Broch. After him are Aziz Nesin, Giosuè Carducci, Jin Yong, Marcus Terentius Varro, Geoffrey of Monmouth, and A. J. Cronin.

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Among people born in 1923, Yaşar Kemal ranks 26Before him are René Favaloro, Mas Oyama, Alan Shepard, Jack Kilby, Richard Attenborough, and Arvid Carlsson. After him are Val Logsdon Fitch, Valentina Cortese, Yma Sumac, Antoni Tàpies, Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, and René Girard. Among people deceased in 2015, Yaşar Kemal ranks 30Before him are Oliver Sacks, Maya Plisetskaya, Ulrich Beck, Manoel de Oliveira, Laura Antonelli, and James Last. After him are Eduardo Galeano, Douglass North, Yves Chauvin, Irwin Rose, Tariq Aziz, and Colleen McCullough.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Yaşar Kemal ranks 263 out of 901Before him are André Chénier (1762), Tiberius III (700), Calouste Gulbenkian (1869), Kayqubad I (1188), Cleanthes (-330), and Niketas Choniates (1155). After him are Aziz Nesin (1915), Socrates of Constantinople (380), Julius Martov (1873), Pescennius Niger (135), Attalus II Philadelphus (-220), and Astyanax (null).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Yaşar Kemal ranks 14Before him are Ammianus Marcellinus (330), Yunus Emre (1240), Dionysius of Halicarnassus (-60), Giorgos Seferis (1900), Novatian (220), and André Chénier (1762). After him are Aziz Nesin (1915), Aratus (-315), Publilius Syrus (-100), Mehmet Akif Ersoy (1873), John Malalas (491), and Theodoret (393).

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