İTEF

ITEF Istanbul International Literature Festival aims to position literature as a branch of art that appeals to large audiences.

Fellowship

ITEF - Istanbul International Literature Festival includes international events for professionals during the Fellowship Programme to encourage collaboration among authors, publishers, editors and translators both from Turkey and abroad. Since its first launch in 2011, ITEF has hosted 150 professionals from 42 countries in Istanbul in order to promote Turkish literature and publishing. Professionals working in the fields of literature and translation will visit publishing houses with their Turkish colleagues and share their knowledge and experiences in one on one meetings throughout the three-day programme. They will also be able to observe the Turkish literature market closely and learn more about the works that can be translated from Turkish.

2023
Anette Slettbakk Garpestad 
/ Cappelen Damm Agency / Norway
Dejan Begović / Kreativni Centar / Serbia
Dijana Dereta / Dereta / Serbia
Dragana Urošević / Translator / Serbia
Eva Cossée / Cossee / Holland
Irma Dudushi / Muza / Albania
Ivana Simic / Dexyco / Serbia
Julijana Velichkovska / PNV Publikacii / Macedonia
Kata Kaluđerović / Dereta / Serbia
Klodiana Metani / Muza / Albania
Lindita Latifi Xhanari / Translator / Albania
Ljljana Marinković / Kreativni Centar / Serbia
Manushaqe Bako / Dritan / Albania
Marko Gjokovikj / Gavroche Books / Macedonia
Nataşa Çevik / Translator / Macedonia
Nenad Perišić / Magnus / Serbia
Nenad Šaponja / Agora / Serbia
Nika Gavrovska / Gavroche Books / Macedonia
Sara Stojadinovic / Translator / Serbia
Vana Dereta / Dereta / Serbia
Zeynep Hüseyin / Translator / Macedonia

2022
Arlinda Dudaj / 
Dudaj Publishing / Albania
Asta Trummel / Estonian Literature Centre / Estonia
Biljana Tudzarovska Kupeva / Publishing Sector of the Ministry of Culture / North Macedonia
Carles Navarrete / Institut Ramon Llul / Catalonia
Judith Uyterlinde / Letterenfonds / Holland
Mireille Berman / Letterenfonds / Holland
Neva Sarajiva / Čigoja Stampa / Serbia
Nevena Milojevic / Laguna Publishers / Serbia
Vasil Petrevski / Feniks / North Macedonia

2021
Pandemic

2020
Pandemic

2019
Amanda Qassar / Warwick's, La Jolla / USA
Andrea Montejo / Indent Literary Agency, USA
Arpad Kollar / Hungarian Literary Authors' Collecting Society / Hungary
Ben Brock / Quercus (Hachette) / UK
Ilaria Tarasconi / Bonnier Zaffre UK / UK
Ioana Mogosanu / Corint Publishing / Romania
Juliet Mabey / Oneworld Publications / UK
Luara Franca / Companhia das Letras / Brazil
Natasha Glimore / Idlewild Books / USA
Rebekah Rine / Watermark Books & Café / USA
Vesna Gazdic / Translator / Serbia
Vicki Satlow / Vicki Satlow Literary Agency / Italy
Vito Francesco D'Onghia / Ampi Margini Literary Agency / UK

2018
Andrew Kelly / BusinessWest / UK
Anna Munoz / Quarderns Crema S.A / Spain
Anvar Cukoski / Aufbau Verlag GmbH / Germany
Aslı Anar / Freelance Translator / Turkey
Beniamino Ambrosi / Maria B. Campbell Associates / USA
Carles Masdeu / Agencia Literaria Carmen Balcells / Spain
Carlos Gonzalez / La Cifra Editorial / Mexico
Catharina Schilder / De Bezige Bij / Netherlands
Charlotte Cray / HarperCollinsUK / UK
Jennifer Royston / C. H. Beck / Germany
Joseph Zigmond / Hachette UK / UK
Judith Oriol / Gallimard / France
Karam Ahmed / Al Kotob Khan / Egypt
Lars Classen / dtv Verlagsgesellshaft / Germany
Madeline Jones / Henry Holt & Company / USA
Merit Kask / Hunt-Gallus Publisher / Estonia
Misia Sert / Institut Ramon Llull / Spain
Piotr Wawrzenczyk / Booklab / Poland
Sadi Tekelioğlu / Freelance Translator / Denmark
Seid Serdarevic / Fraktura / Croatia
Sibila Serdarevic / Fraktura / Croatia

2017
Ágnes Orzóy / Magvető / Hungary
Anders Gronkvist Pedersen / Paraplyen / Denmark
Andrew Lownie / Andrew Lownie Literary Agency / UK
Anna Katarina B. Rodriguez  / National Book Development Board / Philippines
Antonina Balashova / Ivan Limbakh / Russia
Charlotte Whiting / Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations / UK
Eleni Kekropoulou / Enalios & Oceanos / Greece
Ka Bradley / Granta / UK
Laura Vesanto / Fabriikki Kustannus / Finland
Luke Frostick / The Bosphorus Review of Books / Turkey
Madalina Bucsa / S.C. Humanitas / Romania
Marta Rossich / EDICIONES B / Spain
Maya Feldman / Am-Oved / Israel
Mohamed El-Baaly / Sefsafa / Egypt
Nacera Khiat / SEDIA / Algeria
Nilli Cohen / The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature / Israel
Pablo Alonso Cotrina Cardenas / César Vallejo University Press / Peru
Parisa Ebrahimi / Penguin Random House / USA
Sarah Houtermans / Hoffmann und Campe Verlag / Germany
Zeynep Beler / Freelance Translator / Turkey

2016
Asmita Mohite / Popular Prakashan / India         
Filip Batkoski / Bata Press / Macedonia
Gabriel Nieto Enrigue / Planeta / Mexico             
Giulia Ansaldo / Freelance Translator / Italia
Gudrun Vilmundardotti / Bjartur & Veröld / Iceland        
Kangqin Li / Shanghai 99 Readers' Culture / China
Karel Dierickx / WPG / Belgium
Leo Hollis / Verso Books / UK
Mats Andersson / Molin and Sorgenfrei / Sweden
Mohamed El-Baaly / Sefsafa Publishing / Egypt
Nabeelah Shabbir / The Guardian / UK
Nenad Saponja / Agora Publishing House / Serbia
Nicola Bieg / Random House / Germany
Oyunchimeg Bayarsaikhan / Nepko Publishing / Mongolia
Rebecca Servadio / Maclehose Servadio / Pupo - Thompson Literary Scouts / UK
Rose Lanssens / Clavis Publishing / Belgium
Samantha Schnee / Words Without Borders / UK-US
Sharon Galant / Zeitgeist Literary Agency, Europe office / Belgium- Australia
Silvia Zanovella / Diogenes Verlag / Germany
Susie Wild / Parthian Books / UK
Tim Bartlett / St. Martin's Press / US


2015
Doug Wallace / AUC Press / Egypt
Sandra Pareja / Casanovas & Lynch Literary Agency / Spain
Oleksandr Mykhed / Festival Curator / Ukrain
Slavica Curkovic / Children's Book Festival Monte Libric / Croatia
Oliver Moystad / Norla / Norway
Olimpia Szabo / Europa / Hungary
Eckl Stefanie / Hanser / Germany
James Tennant / Pen International / England
Armen Martirosyan / Antares Publishing / Armenia
Jennifer McCartney / Skyhorse Publishing / USA
Tomasz Pindel / Polish Book Institute / Poland
Wan Azriq / Fixi Press / Malaysia
Asbjorn Overaas / Aschehoug / Norway
Ivan Rod / Ivan Rod Publishing / Denmark
Katharina Bielenberg / Maclehose Press / England
Hans Petter Bakketeig / Stilton / Norway
Sinead Mac Aodha / ILE-Ireland Literature Exchange / Ireland
Aleksandra Lapinska / Aleksandra Lapinska Agency / Poland
January Yang / Dook Press / China

2014
Barbara den Ouden / Letterenfonds / Netherlands
Olga Morozova / Olga Morozova Publishers / Russia
Yeana González / Ediciones B México SA de CV / Mexico
Monika Kalinowska / Dom Wydawniczy PWN, part of PWN Group / Poland
Francesca Varotto / Marsilio Editori / Italy
Anna Steadman / Lutyens & Rubinstein (now at Fig Tree) / England
Josephine Greywoode / Penguin / England
Mitchell Albert / Garnet Publishing / England
Euridice Gomes / Editora Objectiva / Portugal
Pernille Follmann Ballebye / Gyldendal Publishers / Denmark
Marie Brocks / Turbine Publishing House / Denmark
Claus Clausen / Tiderne Skifter / Denmark
Søren Møller Christensen / Forlaget Vandkunsten / Denmark
Tomasz Pindel / Polish Inst / Poland
Tamer Said / Kalimah / Sharjah
Søren Beltoft / Danish Art Council / Denmark
Rasmus Axelsen / Leonhardt & Høier Agency / Denmark

2013
Manuel Quirin / Suhrkamp Verlag / Germany
Carlos Castillo / Ediciones Uniandes / Colombia
Ruth Kumpmann / Frankfurt Book Fair / Germany
Daniel Seton / Pushkin Press / England
Claudia Tarolo / Marcos y Marcos / Italy
Tamer Said / Kalimat / Sharjah
Dejan Trajkovski / Ikona /Pro-za Balkan Festival / Macedonia
Irine Chogoshvili / Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection / Georgia
Ketevan Kiguradze / Siesta Publishing Group / Georgia
Bettina Wörgötter / Paul Zsolnay & Deuticke Verlag / Austria
Richard Aaro / Tiden Publishing / Norway
Olga Chychynska / Russian translator / Ukrain
Kamaljit S. Sood / Anthem Press / England
Hripsime Madoyan / Antares Publishing / Armenia
Maya Jaggi / Journalist / England
Medea Metreveli / Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection / Georgia
Ketevan Dumbadze / Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection / Georgia

2012
Sherif Bakr / Al Arabi Publishing and Distributing / Egypt
Ingemar Nilsson / 2244 / Bonnierförlagen / Sweden
Susan Curtis-Kojakovic / Istros Books / England
Mariagrazia Mazzitelli / Adriano Salani Editore Spa / Spain
Eric Visser / Publishing House De Geus / Netherlands
Geoffrey E. Taylor / Harbourfront Literature Festival / Canada
Kathrin Scheel / Schöffling & Co. / Germany
Anne-Louise Fisher / Anne-Louise Ficher Associates / England
Karolina Iwaszkiewicz / Wydawnictwo W.A.B. Sp. Z o.o. / Poland
Magdalena Obradovic / Pula Lbook Fair / Croatia
Pablo Moreno / Spanish translator / Turkey
Rakesh Jobanputra / English translator / Turkey
Anna Selby / Norwich Writers Center / England
Camille Bloomsfield / European Society of Authors / France

2011
Jonathan Lee / British Council / England
Alexandre Buchler / Literature Across Frontiers / England 2012 fellow second time
Emmanuelle Collas / Galaade Publishing / France
Ivan Rod / Copenhagen Literature Festival / Denmark
Ursula Bergenthal / btb-Random House / Germany