Nermin Bezmen's novel about her grandfather, a Crimean soldier, during the Russian Revolution, was published in Turkey several years ago and eventually became the basis of the popular Netflix series, Kurt Seyit ve Sura. After much urging by English speaking fans of the series, Nermin published her book again.. this time in English. And it is called Kurt Seyt and Shura.
Nermin who lives in New Jersey, has started a book tour and Willow and Thatch, the period drama blog, was part of that tour. We found this excellent author's interview with Nermin where she answers readers' questions about the true story of her grandfather, Kurt Seyit.
Here is an excerpt from the blog post by Willow and Thatch...
Those of you familiar with the Kurt Seyit ve Sura series on Netflix have likely found your way here because you’re captivated with the period drama, and want to know the true story behind the TV series.
But if you love period drama and haven’t seen Kurt Seyit ve Sura yet, you are in for a treat. Perhaps you missed it on Netflix because it’s listed under Turkish Drama and is subtitled. But don’t let that deter you: viewers who hit ‘play’ are often left in awe by Kivanc Tatlitug’s acting inthe moving romantic story of a Turkish lieutenant and the daughter of Russian nobles who fight for their love against forces of family, social expectation and historical events of the early 20th century. ....
Read the full author interview on Willow and Thatch.
Don't miss Nermin Bezmen as she continues her book tour... this time in person. Nermin will be at the Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel in Weehawken NJ on March 18, 2018 at an event hosted by KTNA. Sign up to meet her and ask her all the questions you have! Go to KTNA Events to register.