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Another Rights Deal for The Golden Orphans

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Another Rights Deal for The Golden Orphans

Last year, we published The Golden Orphans by Gary Raymond. Earlier this year, following it's success, we sold the Arabic rights to Ciaro-based Al Arabi Publishers. And now, we're thrilled to announce that The Golden Orphans will also be translated into Turkish, by Yeni Insan Publishing House. 

Yeni Insan are a major publishing house in Turkey with a history of 11 years, active in both adult and children's categories. Sharing many of Parthian's own values when it comes to taking literature across borders, here's what they said about the part they're playing:

"Yeni Insan Publishing House places great importance on getting the literary works of the authors from non-mainstream countries, writers who are situated on the periphery rather than those who are placed in the showcase, to the Turkish readers. From this perspective, Wales is a very important country. It is an outlier sound. The work we selected, with its writing style and construct, influenced and inspired us. We believe that the Turkish reader will also give the attention that the book deserves. 
Yeni Insan is an independent publishing house keen to stay out of the mainstream. It is a publishing house that is focused on the real problems of the people and the planet, those problems that the media deliberately and constantly keeps away from the public rather than false agendas, soft books or covered issues."

 Gary Raymond

Gary Raymond, author of The Golden Orphans, was as excited as we are to be sending this novel overseas once more:

"It's not just a great honour to have Yeni Insan purchase my novel, but it feels like  the story being told in it and the Turkish relationship with Cyprus is being made concrete. There is a subtext in the book about both nationhood and mythology, and Turkey as a cultural force lingers in the margins. It feels a little like The Golden Orphans is heading toward a country it belongs. I have certainly been influenced in my reading and writing by Pamuk, Shafak and Oguz Atay. When a book is done and it leaves your desk, as an author, it is exciting to see where it journeys, and this feels right, serendipitous."

With two translations already in the works for this brilliant novel, we can't wait to see where we can take it next. And in the meantime, you can buy the original English version from our online store!