by Cemile Sahin; tr. Ayça Türkoğlu

How do you live with violence and trauma? How do you cope with the threat of them recurring? These are among the urgent questions posed by Cemile Sahin's second novel, and the first to be translated into English, ALL DOGS DIE—a haunting and brilliant tale of people on the edge.

ALL DOGS DIE is narrated in nine episodes by different characters who all live in the same apartment building in Turkey. Each character lives with the memory and fear of the violence and torture inflicted upon them by the secret police or the army and most of them have been driven from their homes in acts of terror. 

ALL DOGS DIE stands as an unflinching representation of both actual geopolitical realities, and the enduring human suffering wrought by state-sponsored terror that extends far beyond any one place and time. Each episode tells of a harrowing past and an indeterminate present and Ayça Türkoğlu's vivid and superb translation serves to bear witness to the heartbreaking and desperate narratives of each character, as they try to put into words their ineffably brutal struggle.

An artist and writer everyone will soon be talking about.’ - Die Zeit

The determination, clarity and rigour in Cemile Sahin's tone is a force to be reckoned with.’ - Julia Encke

27 June 2024



ISBN 978-1-916913-04-2

RRP £12.99

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