Sunday, July 29, 2018

Four books that changed Meaghan Wilson Anastasios

Meaghan Wilson Anastasios holds a PhD in art history and cultural economics and has been a lecturer at the University of Melbourne. She is also a researcher and writer for film and TV. She co-wrote the bestselling historical novel, The Water Diviner, based on the script for the film of the same name starring Russell Crowe.

One of four books that changed the author, as shared at the Sydney Morning Herald:
Orhan Pamuk

The first local who exposed Istanbul's beating heart to me was the city's unofficial biographer, Orhan Pamuk, whose work I discovered at a bookshop in Beyoglu on one of my first visits to the exotic city. The fable of Galip and his missing wife, Ruya, whose name in Turkish means "dream", is a parallel tale of a man's search for truth and a portrait of a city struggling with a deep-seated identity crisis. Pamuk's depiction of life in Istanbul has been a constant companion to me as I've wandered its streets over the years.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue