İrfan Orga

1908-1970

Literary Estate



İrfan Orga military cadet

Kuleli, İstanbul, 26 December 1928



'Probably the most famous Turkish literary figure of the 20th century'

Virginia Maxwell, Lonely Planet İstanbul, 2015


'An enchanting voice that gently takes us on a journey into the past and tells us a great deal about

late Ottoman culture, family life, and gender relations at a time of incredible political turbulence, social change and war'

Elif Shafak Daily Telegraph, 10 July 2013


'İrfan Orga’s work reminds me in its combination of scale and particularity of Tolstoy,

and in the acuteness of his eye of Laurie Lee'

Marilyn Bowering, 2010