(1968, Istanbul, Turkey) studied philosophy at the University of Istanbul and specialized in the works of Wittgenstein. In 1991 she moved to the Netherlands. Here Baycili wrote the theatre triptych Reductio ad absurdum. The first part, Doek (Curtain), has been performed as a public reading project by Maatschappij Discordia. Baycili made her debut as a novellist with the novel De Markov-keten (The Markov chain).And also her internet column Kip en ei zonder kop (Chicken and egg without a head) appeared for the magazine Intermediair. In 1999 the satire De nachtmerrie van de allochtoon (The nightmare of the immigrant) appeared, in which she describes in an amusing way how native and non-native Dutch get along with one another.
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How does a mixed or shared identity influence authorship? How does the Turkish culture openly reveal itself in Europe? Panel chairman Wim Brands will put these and other questions to three Turkish-Dutch writers: the newcomer Mesut Balik, thriller writer Sadik Yemni and writer Sevtap Baycili. Discussion and recitation from Turkish Netherland in a live radio broadcast from VPRO's De Avonden.
Better than anyone Sevtap Baycili knows how to describe the Dutch multicultural society. In her book The foreigner's nightmare (De Nachtmerrie van de Allochtoon) she describes in an amusing way how indiginous Dutch and immigrants live together. A good reason to invite her to give her view on Holland in a sermon.