Memet Fuat Publishing Award 2010

Well-known poet Turgay Fişekçi takes a look at urban and rural life through the eyes of two boys raised in vastly differing environments. He reminds his readers of life styles that glorify nature, the human beings and all the living things as opposed to the escalating consumption based life styles of recent years.


Although Kerem grew up in the city and his new classmate Hasan comes from a rural background, they get along very well. When Kerem is given permission to go to the village house that Hasan and his family remember with longing, the excitement of the trip affects both boys. The meeting of an urban boy used to consumption with rural life based on production is full of surprises. This short vacation will make a lasting impression on Kerem…  

Turgay Fişekçi

Turgay Fişekçi, a poet, writer and editor, was born in Balıkesir in 1956. Fişekçi worked as an editor in various publishing houses. Many of his poems were composed as songs and he wrote numerous song lyrics as well. Fişekçi received many prestigious awards and he wrote his first children book Yeşil Tatil (Green Vacation) for Günışığı Kitaplığı’s special “Köprü Kitaplar” (Bridge Books) collection.