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
some Press comments at the time:
´An ingenious fictional theory´ The Guardian
´A brave book - Pick this one up´ the Birmingham
´Swept me along´ Books Ireland
´Clever and cynical´ Sunday Tribune
´Controversial - A novel
promising to stir up a hornet´s nest...´The Newcastle Journal
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 )
Here's a REVIEW
of a production of the play, which I directed at a small theatre in Istanbul in 2006.