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Yabanji

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MY BOOK/PLAY

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While working as an English teacher in Istanbul, I wrote a novel,  which I entitled 'THE LOST TESTAMENT OF JUDAS ISCARIOT'.  I made contact with a literary agent in Dublin and the book was published by BRANDON BOOKS, IRELAND in 1994.

 

Here were some Press comments at the time:

 

´An ingenious fictional theory´ The Guardian
´A brave book - Pick this one up´ the Birmingham Post
´Swept me along´ Books Ireland
´Clever and cynical´ Sunday Tribune
´Controversial - A novel promising to stir up a hornet´s nest...´The Newcastle Journal
 
 Here's a review of the book, which appeared in the TURKISH DAILY NEWS in 1994.

Here's an extract from the book.

I was interviewed by author Michele Roberts by phone for the BBC Radio 4 programme Nightwaves, but the interview wasn't played and Ms Roberts dismissed my book as "silly".

I made less than 500 pounds in royalties, and eventually lost touch with the agent.  I only discovered later that the book is now out of print and had also been made into a TalkingBook for the Blind!

In 2006 I adapted the novel into a play.  Click on the poster to read it.  (Now entitled RETURN OF THE RICH YOUNG MAN )

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Here's  a REVIEW  of a production of the play, which I directed at a small theatre in Istanbul in 2006. 

AND HERE'S THE SCREENPLAY OF THE NOVEL, WHICH ı WROTE İN 2013 - http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/03/29/the-gospel-of-judas/