Turkish Political Commentator and Novelist
Ece Temelkuran is one of the Turkey’s best known novelists and political commentators who has also been published in The Guardian, Newstatesman, New Left Review and Le Monde Diplomatique. She lived in many countries across the Middle East and North Africa including Lebanon and Tunisia while writing her novels set in the area.
Her investigative journalism tackles 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 named the most read female writer and one of the most influential persons in social media several times. She has served as a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford Saint Anthony’s College and recently gave the Freedom Lecture as a guest of Amnesty International and Prince Claus Foundation. Temelkuran’s novels are translated into many languages and published across the world.
BASED IN: Istanbul, Turkey
LANGUAGES: Turkish, English
ECE ON SCREEN:
What Good Is A Revolution If I Can’t Dance. Novel 2013
The Sounds of Bananas. Novel, 2011
Deep Mountain, Across the Turkish-Armenian Divide and Book of the Edge. Non Fiction 2010