Migration and exile have characterised the world since the beginning of time. And for most of that time, the ambivalent presence of The Other has aroused extremes of sentiment within the host community.
(b.1935 in Ankara, Turkey) moved to the UK in 1954. He is the author of the novels The Pleasure of Your Death (1972); The Last of Days (1983); Journey Through the Wilderness (1989); Children of the Rainbow (1999); and Young Turk (2004). His works have been published in Arabic, Dutch, French, Italian, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Romanian, Polish, and Turkish. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Vice President of International PEN. He was appointed an MBE for “services to literature”.