Ece Temelkuran (b 1973) is one of Turkey’s best-known authors and political commentators. She was previously a columnist for Habertürk, before her outspoken criticism of government repression led to her losing her job. Temelkuran’s articles have recently featured in Der Spiegel, The Guardian and The New York Times. She has written several books, including Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy, Women Who Blow on Knots, The Time of Mute Swans and, most recently, How to Lose A Country.
Her latest book is Together: 10 Choices for a Better Now, from 2021.
Her books have been translated into many languages, including English, Arabic, German, Dutch and Croatian.