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Maureen Freely

Maureen Maureen Freely is a writer with seven novels to her name and many other strings to her bow. Well known as a translator of the Turkish Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk into English, she has also translated several classics and works by Turkey’s rising stars. For many years she worked as a journalist in London, writing about literature, social justice, and human rights. As chair of the Translator’s Association and more recently as President of English PEN, she has campaigned for writers and freedom of expression internationally. She is truly, madly, deeply committed to young and emerging writers and translators in this country and involved in a number of initiatives to pave their way into the profession.