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Nermin Yildirim

Born in Turkey in 1980. Became interested in literature at a young age. Wrote her first poems and stories during her school years and won awards. In 2002, she graduated from Eskisehir Anatolian University Faculty of Communication Sciences Department of Press. Then she worked as journalist, editor and columnist for various newspapers and magazines, and as copywriter for advertisement agencies. In 2010, she moved to Barcelona. Her first novel ‘The Forget-Me-Not Building’ was published in 2011 by Doğan Kitap, one of the most important publishing houses in Turkey. The same year, the book garnered much acclaim in literature circles and was awarded Novel of the Year award by the French schools in Istanbul and Izmir. Yıldırım’s second novel ‘Secrets Dreamed in Istanbul’ was published once again by Doğan Kitap in 2012, on March 7th. Then, in December 2012, she was featured in the ‘Snow Covered the Trails’ story anthology with her story ‘Red Snow’. Her third novel will be published on May of 2013.


Kosmopolis 13. Café Europa

Talk with Joana Brabo, Krzysztof Czyzewski, Juan de Diego, Eduard Escoffet, Carles Hac Mor, Josep Pedrals, Rogelio Saunders, Nermin Yildirim, Monika Zgustova and Bashkim Shehu