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Roni Margulies

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Occupation  Poet, writer
Education  Economics
Role  Poet

Name  Roni Margulies
Nationality  Turkish
Books  TK1980
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Born  May 5, 1955 (age 60) Istanbul, Turkey (1955-05-05)
Similar People  Yasemin Congar, Dogu Ergil, Oya Baydar, Evrim Alatas

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Roni Margulies (born May 5, 1955 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish poet, author, translator and political activist resident in London.

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Early life

Margulies was born in İstanbul to a Jewish family. His maternal grandparents were Sephardic Jews from İzmir and his paternal grandparents were Ashkenazi Jews from Poland who settled in Turkey in 1925.

Margulies attended the English-medium Robert College and moved to London in 1972 to study Economics. He has lived in London ever since, although he has spent an increasing amount of time in Istanbul in recent years.

Literary career

Margulies started writing poetry in 1991 and won the prestigious Yunus Nadi Poetry Award in 2002 with his book of poems, Saat Fark (Time Difference). He has published selected translations of the poetry of Ted Hughes, Philip Larkin and Yehuda Amichai in Turkish, as well as Hughes’ Birthday Letters.

Political activism

Margulies is a member of the Revolutionary Socialist Workers' Party (DSIP) and translated Tony Cliff’s State Capitalism in Russia into Turkish.

References

Roni Margulies Wikipedia


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