Suçin has translated four collections by Darwish into Turkish, in addition to other works from a range of eras and styles, including eleventh-century belletrist Ibn Hazm, early twentieth century Lebanese poet and writer Kahlil Gibran, and acclaimed contemporary poets Adonis and Muhammad Bennis. Suçin’s most recent translation is Darwish’s Badem Çiçekleri Gibi yahut Daha Ötesi. He answered a few questions about translating Darwish.
Marcia Lynx Qualey, Türkçede yeni yayımlanan “Badem Çiçeği Gibi yahut Daha Ötesi” kitabından yola çıkıp çevirmeni Mehmet Hakkı Suçin’le Mahmud Derviş ve şiirini Cumhuriyet Kitap okuyucuları için konuştu.
At the time of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) shortlist announcement, ArabLit and 7iber had interviews with four of the five judges. One judge was missing, Mehmet Hakkı Suçin; he was unable to make the events in Amman because of health troubles. He graciously followed up with an email interview.