About Dixi Books
A specialized publisher, our focus is on the hidden gems of the literature world.
The calendar marks the change of year or century; however it does not reflect the spirit of a new age. As we head into the 21st century, humanity has long been present on this planet, but remmants of centuries past continue to obstruct our politics, philosophy, etc.
Dixi Books aims to be the voice of the New Age. Humanity has new problems to address, but these problems cannot be solved using outdated practices. We cannot meet news tastes in art and literature using old methods of understanding. We need brand new novels, creative political discourses, schools that fit the age, intellectuals who will give voice to new knowledge, and publishing houses that will represent them.
“This new century has brought different cultures closer with new technological possibilities and accelerated travel opportunities, and cultures have been influenced by each other to the greatest extent.”
In this context, these needs are challenging publishers to produce supranational, unique, and original works.
With an ever-growing list of publications in literature, ecology, history, education, sociology, philosophy, etc. Dixi Books is inviting all the writers from all around the world to join with them in providing new knowledge for those who seek it.
Our books are original, creative, innovative, participative, surprising and exciting. In order to shift outdated paradigms, we are calling writers and readers to join us in going beyond the ordinary.
Publishing for a sustainable planet, restorative communities, and creative people and societies living together cheerfully and without hostility.
To create a safer and more festive world by publishing books that go beyond the age of literature and thought, that are innovative, creative, restorative and experiential, and that restructure our relationships with each other as well as with nature by supporting rather than hindering.
Meet Our Team
We are Awesome.
Director of Rights
A social, kind, and humorous person, Ayse is responsible for the sale and purchase rights of our books. She is also a well-known figure at many internatioal book fairs. Feel free to write to her if you have any questions.
Aytac Tolga Timur
Editor- Ecology and Literature
As our ecology and literature editor, Aytac brings fifteen years of publishing experience to the position. He is a hard-core activist and has written numerous essays on editorship. Aytac is a fun person to work with.
Illustrator / Artist
Oksana always wanted to be a pickman. She also wanted to be a police officer. At home she has a place on the wall to draw stories. She has another place under the carpet.After some time drawings moved from the wall to the Academy of Arts. At the academy, she learned the art of glass making.
Oksana always wanted to be lost in the forest.
Illustrator / Artist
all of her childhood with dreaming and drawing.
Illustrator / Artist
Joyeeta worked in the garment industry for four years before returning to school to study graphic arts and illustration. Soon after, she began her career as a children’s book illustrator.
Her love for nature inspires her bright and colourful illustrations. Her style is a blend of illustration and realism.
Virginia Elena Patrone
Author / Illustrator
Virginia Elena Patrone was born in Italy in 1985. An artist, author and illustrator, her
works have been presented in various museums and galleries throughout Italy.
interests include the political food approach, and sustainable and traditional
Accredited Editor – Literature
AJ is a fully qualified, accredited freelance editor and professional writer. She is approachable, understanding of writers’ sensitivities and always passionate about words on the page.
AJ specialises in long-form works: novels, memoir, biography, some self-help books.
Editor – Non-Fiction
Editor – Non-Fiction
Illustrator / Artist
Meteoros from Guatemala has a passion for illustration and character design. From an early age, his art has been influenced by animated series, comics, books, manga, and video games. Since childhood, he’s dreamed of immersing himself in graphic expressions, of showing his work to the world, and communicating the ideas that are in his head.
Ralph Weder was born in Berlin. He completed his primary education in a forest school where he was introduced to the basic principles of ecology such as compost, mulch, and permaculture.
Following university, he worked as a teacher in several different schools. His main issue during his time as a teacher was the lack of quality books available to introduce to his students.
Finally, he took a pen to his hand and a piece of paper and started to write children’s books himself.
Interactive learning, events in nature, and inviting everybody into ecological activities, constituted
the orbit of life.
Born in a small Italian sea-side town in 1978, Gianni learned the art of fishing from his father. An amateur fisherman, his father instilled in him a love of the sea. From his mother he learned how to play piano.
Gianni began to take an interest in environmental issues when studying at university in Bologna.
After completing his Master’s Degree, he decided he would write books for children. His books often include stories about the sea.
Currently living in the United States, Bossi is married with four children.
Gulus G. Turkmen
Gulus Turkmen grew up in Brussels, Belgium, studying Antique Languages and Literature. She had her bachelors degree in Communication Design in International Design School CAD. She worked as a marketing communication expert in several NGOs as well as the private sector. She is still working as an International Communication Expert at Hacettepe University Teknokent.
Gulus, a mother to a boy and a girl, realized that every mother spends a lot of effort for raising their children, but not all of these efforts produced a positive result. She finally developed the Map of Motherhood© application, in which she could evaluate the approach and practices of a mother to her child, and devised the concept of “Sustainable Good Parenthood”.
Fabiana Farcas was born in Romania in a very small town called Arad. Her enthusiasm for drawing emerged when she was very young, about five years old. After graduating, she turned her hand to digital art. Occasionally, she will revisit traditional methods such as watercolour on paper.
The art Fabiana most loves to create is illustration, especially if it has a focus on bright colours, the whimsical, fairies and fairy worlds, children, or nature. She also loves dogs, cats, ballet, and travelling.
Illustrator / Artist
Born in Bergamo, Italy in 1982, Arianna graduated in Byzantine Art and Visual Arts in Milan. She often uses paper, wood, fabric, threads, and living organisms in her drawings and interactive installations. She loves light and suspended atmospheres where well established
concepts can be explored freely, even through unconscious associations. Her predilection for the art of drawing did not prevent her
from expanding her interests and developing her skills to include music and literature into her works.
Illustrator / Artist
Kristina was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, where she graduated from the National Art Academy After several years working as a graphic designer in advertising agencies, she is now working exclusively as an illustrator.
Her art is inspired by fairy tales and the stories she creates. She also likes to add a pinch of humour to them.
Writing has been her passion ever since. Unlike other kids expecting toys as gifts, she was always given books by those who knew her passion. In time, she has acquired a huge library and a love for books that never wore off. Writing is such a path that can build new and strong bridges between people no matter what the differences are.
Andrea Bailey has turned her passion to a job starting from her university years. She is now an editor leading a happy and peaceful life, one of those rare people who can have a job that they love.
Author and Illustrator
The Adventures of Nina and the Radio is Ruya Aygunes’s first book. At nine years old, she not only wrote the text but illustrated it too!
Ruya is passionate about radio.
Radio doesn’t rely on visual images to a paint picture for us. Rather, it relies on sound – voices, music, sound effects, and even silence, to tell a story. It is this interweaving of sound, narrative, and imagination that prompts us to construct our own images in our mind. It is this magical confluence which sets the listener free.
This is why radio is Ruya’s passion. For her, radio is hope, joy, and ultimately, the story’s noble saviour.
Virginia Aronson is the Director of the Food and Nutrition Resources Foundation. She is the author of more than 40 books published by Random House, Doubleday, Macmillan, Prentice-Hall, Penguin, and small independent presses in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada. Her books include textbooks on nutrition, guidebooks for healthy living, and fiction for children and adults. She lives in the US with her husband and son.
Chaaya Prabhat is an independent graphic designer and illustrator based in Chennai, India. After getting her M.A. in Graphic Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Chaaya lived and worked in Hong Kong for two years as a graphic designer and illustrator. She has won awards for her portfolio previously from Adobe and Behance. Her work usually involves a combination of illustration, design and hand-lettering which she is passionate about.
Giulia Orsetti was born in Rome, Italy in 1994. Ever since she was a child, she’s had a passion for drawing that, growing up, has become increasingly important. She attended Istituto Statale d’Arte Roma where she graduated with a specialization in architecture. Afterwards, she enrolled in the Scuola Romana dei Fumetti where she studied the techniques of comics, illustration, painting, and digital colouring She is a freelance illustrator, colourist, and comic artist. Moreover, she loves Japan, tiramisu, writing stories inspired by her dreams, and reading books.
Şölen Kipöz is an associate professor at the Department of Fashion and Textile Design at Izmir University of Economics. She produces publications on fashion studies and conceptual design works on ethical, social and sustainable fashion. Her book entitled Sustainable Fashion (2015) published in Turkish, has been influential in the path of creating an awareness on slow and ethical fashion in Turkey. Her personal exhibition Ahimsa: The other life of clothes (2012),her installations and performances for PortIzmir International Contemporary Art Triennial (2014) and Asteya (2017) exhibition are some of her notable works.
Melissa is an Italian illustrator who lives in Madrid.
She was 5 years old when they gave her the first package of crayons and from that moment she always designed. She loves the colours, all the possible shades, the collage, the material and irregular surfaces.
She studied art and graphics and graduated in editorial illustration at the IED in Milan. She has always prospered at the intersection of creativity, fashion, and technology.
In 2010 she created the BonbonsLab brand, whose purpose is to recover old furnishing accessories that are made unique with tailor care, giving it new life; recycling is as important as respect for the environment.
She resumed illustrating full time from 2017, when she moved to Madrid. This colorful and lively city is a continuous source of inspiration.
Illustrating books for children is a source of joy, each story is the creation of a magical world to illustrate.
La Fada Despistada (the fair-minded fairy) is the character created by Cecilia Giménez, a singer and songwriter who was born in Argentina but has resided in Spain since 2001. A Fairy since 2007, La Fada composes and plays songs to help children fall asleep and enjoy pleasant dreams. La Fada and her musicians have performed in Catalonia, Argentina, and the Balearic Islands. La màgia d’en Cotonet is the story of how La Fada Despistada befriends a scared little cloud named Cotonet.
Dr. Angelika Claussen is head of the European IPPNW (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War). She is among the writers of two IPPNW rapports:
– 30 years living with Chernobyl – 5 years living with Fukushima: Health effects of the nuclear disasters in Chernobyl and Fukushima
– The health effects of uranium weapon
Within the framework of her anti-nuclear studies, she visited Chernobyl and Fukushima. She also visited Turkey and Iran several times within the scope of her peace studies.
Dr. Alex Rosen
Vice-President of the German affiliate of IPPNW (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War). An outspoken critic of nuclear energy, he has published reports on the health effects of the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear catastrophes, including comprehensive replies to the WHO reports on Fukushima in 2012 and 2013, ‘Critical Analysis of the UNSCEAR Fukushima Report’ in 2014 and the book ’30 years living with Chernobyl – 5 years living with Fukushima’, which was published in Germany, France, the US and Turkey.In 2012, he created an exhibition called ‘Hibakusha Worldwide’, which deals with the environmental and health effects of the nuclear chain – from uranium mining to civil and military aspects of the nuclear industry and ultimately nuclear waste and radioactive fallout.
Rosa Mascaró was born in the city, but now lives in a beloved village called Sineu where everybody knows her as Rous. Rosa loves the small details in everyday things. She’s interested in the delicacy of artisanal techniques of chalcography, screen printing, and engraving. As an illustrator and artist, she combines design projects, editorials and graphic works with the management of her home, Casa Inundate. If you suddenly hear her singing, it’s because she’s creating something!
Gerard Armengol has BA in Illustration and Design, multifaceted artist and researcher who has developed personal aesthetic discourse in various artistic disciplines. His work covers a wide artistic spectrum from the plastic world (logos, posters, flyers, music albums covers, paintings, collages, installations and illustrations).
Pablo Amor and Cristina Llorente
Pablo Amor and Cristina Llorente are both architects and directors of Arquitectives. They work in the dissemination of architecture and built environment as essential issues for the development of the cities and their citizens. Their projects and educational programmes are aimed to give children another point of view of the world, a knowledge of the environment through stimulus that foster their creativity, their observation and the development of a critical view.