Historical information is an important soruce of material fort he novel. The novelist shapes his fiction based on historical information and reproduces the past events. There is absolutely historical reality in the historical novel. The author, like a historian, deals with a historical event and opens the door to new interpretations. The writer, who tries to rebuild history, fills the places left empty by a literary approach and makes his life feel more. But as this historical reality falls within the limits of fiction, it is transformed through the author’s point pf view. At this point, where the author stands is important. For example, it is very difficult to discuss, interpret and discuss a sontroversial event objectively like May 27. In addition to his novelist identity, Nilüfer Kuyaş, one of the most recent intellectual writers, explorees and interrogates almost all aspects of the recent May 27 coup with his novel Yeni Baştan. The author presents a realist perspective in the novel, revealing bitter truths, confessions and unknown aspects of the events of May 27. Nilüfer Kuyaş is one of the rare writers who manages to present the May 27 incident in a neutral way. In this study, how historical knowledge is reflected to the novel and peroduced with the help of the author’s imagination will be evaluated.
27 May, Yeni Baştan, history, novel