By Muhsin Akgün

Ece Temelkuran is one of the Turkey’s best known novelists and political commentators who has also been published in The Guardian, The Newstatesman, The New Left Review and Le Monde Diplomatique. She lived in several countries including the Lebanon and Tunisia to write her novels. Her investigative journalism books broach subjects that are highly controversial in Turkey, such as Kurdish and Armenian issue and freedom of expression. She has been published widely and won numerous awards. She has been the “most read female writer” and “one of the most influential people in social media” for several times. She was a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford Saint Anthony’s College. Lately she gave the “Freedom Lecture” as a guest of Amnesty International and the Prince Claus Foundation. She has been invited to London by English PEN and Freeword Center for residency.


Women’s Mind are Confused,(Bütün Kadınların Kafası Karışıktır), poem ,1996; My Son, My Daughter, My State- From Homes To Streets The Imprisoner’s Mothers (Oğlum Kızım Devletim-Evlerden Sokaklara Tutuklu Anneleri), nonfiction,1997; Inner Book, (İç Kitabı), poem, 2002; Side Book (Kıyı Kitabı) ,poem ,2002; Speeches From Outside (Dışarıdan Kıyıdan Konuşmalar), essay, 2004; What May I Tell You! (Ne Anlatayım Ben Sana!),  nonfiction, 2006; Deep Mountain, Across the Turkish-Armenian Divide and Book of the Edge (Ağrı’nın Derinliği), nonfiction, 2008; The Sounds of Bananas (Muz Sesleri), 2011, novel; What Good Is A Revolution If I Can’t Dance? (Düğümlere Üfleyen Kadınlar), 2013, novel ; Second Half, (İkinci Yarısı), essay, 2011; For The Records, (Kayda Geçsin), essay, 2012;  Era, (Devir), novel, 2015; Turkey: Insane and Melancholic, (Çılgın ve Hüzünlü), essay, 2015.

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