‘In contemporary English letters John Berger seems to me peerless. Not since D. H. Lawrence has there been a writer who offers such attentiveness to the sensual world with responsiveness to the imperatives of conscience.’ – Susan Sontag
‘In his ceaselessly inventive work, Selçuk often uses parts of the body in ways that are dry-eyed and characteristically Turkish – not Protestant, nor Mediterranean – as if the comedy of the human condition were there in the human body, in the melancholy of anatomy.’ – John Berger
Storyteller, essayist, screenwriter, dramatist and critic, John Berger is one of the most internationally influential writers of the last fifty years. His many books include Ways of Seeing (1972), the Booker prize-winning novel G (1972), Here is where we meet (2005), From A to X (2008), Cataract (with Selçuk Demirel) (2012) and, most recently, Confabulations (2016). He lives in a small village community in France.
Selçuk Demirel was born in Artvin, Turkey, in 1954. He trained as an architect and moved to Paris in 1978, where he still lives. His illustrations and books have appeared in many prominent European and American publications. Demirel’s work ranges from book illustrations, magazine covers, albums of drawings to children’s books, and from postcards to posters.