Maureen Freely

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Maureen Freely was born in the US but grew up in Istanbul, where her family still lives.  She was educated at Radcliffe College (Harvard University) and has spent most of her adult life in England.  A professor at the University of Warwick, and currently the chair of the Translators Association, she has translated five books by the Turkish novelist and Nobel Laureate, Orhan Pamuk.  Her sixth novel,Enlightenment (her third novel to be set in Istanbul) was published by Marion Boyars in 2007. 

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