Founded in Istanbul, Turkey, Kalem Literary Agency represents numerous renowned Turkish authors among them the most prominent and established assets of contemporary Turkish literature and classical masters like Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar.

Our search for emerging voices and perseverance to support and nurture newly developing talents goes hand in hand with our respect for the roots of Turkish Literary tradition. The number of the contracts Kalem Literary Agency has made to represent and disseminate Turkish literature abroad in 36 languages has exceeded 1.600 by 2015. Even if our focus is on fiction that ranges from high-quality literary works to commercial titles with mass-market appeal, we also represent non-fiction titles.Besides representing Turkish language rights, Kalem Agency also works as a sub-agent for publishers and literary agencies abroad. Our main objective is to match the right publishers with just the right titles.Kalem Agency organizes the first and only international literary festival in Turkey: Organized in 2009 for the first time, ITEF-Istanbul Tanpinar Literature Festival creates a space that ensures the cooperation of Turkish authors and publishers with foreign publishers, editors, translators and authors.

 Since its foundation Kalem Agency has been emphasizing the importance of productiveness in the literary environment and cultural relations. It will serve these ends from hereafter.

 Services
  • Translation Services / between Turkish and 36 foreign languages
  • Copyright Management
  • Publishing Consultancy/ International Relations
  • Literary Events Organization / Professional Programs management / Translation workshops
  • Union European Cultural Projects Consultancy

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Kalem Agency Team

Turkish Authors Copyrights

Nermin Mollaoğlu

Founder of Kalem Agency

nermin@kalemagency.com

Songül Çakmak

Royalty Accountant

muhasebe@kalemagency.com

Adult, Fiction

Nazlı Gürkaş

Agent

rights@kalemagency.com

Children & Young Adult

Göksun Bayraktar

Agent

rights2@kalemagency.com

Can Demirayak

Accountant

accounts@kalemagency.com

Berrak Sıral

Contracts Coordinator

rights5@kalemagency.com

Turkish Children's & YA Books Copyrights & Istanbul Tanpinar Liteature Festival - Festival Coordinator

Gizem Özgüven

Agent

rights6@kalemagency.com

Adult, Non-fiction

Hazal Baydur

Agent

rights3@kalemagency.com

Yağmur Vatangül

Intern

rights4@kalemagency.com

Bengisu Sakarya

Intern

foreignrights@kalemagency.com

Cennet Sever

Kitchen Services

ITEF Festival Team

ITEF Festival General Director

Mehmet Demirtaş

Cooperate Relations

mehmet@kalemagency.com

Vegar John Bukasa

Graphic Designer

grafik@itef.com.tr