Book launch and discussion with author Ece Temelkuran, for her recent novel The Time of Mute Swans.
Moderated by E. Efe, Rutgers University.
An event organized and sponsored by The Sakıp Sabancı Center for Turkish Studies at Columbia University.
Ece Temelkuran, one of Turkey’s best-known novelists and political commentators, was a prominent investigative journalist before her controversial explorations of Kurdish and Armenian issues led to her dismissal. She was a visiting fellow at Oxford and delivered the Freedom Lecture as a guest of Amnesty International and the Prince Claus Foundation. She has contributed articles to the New York Times and the Guardian. Her books have been published in nineteen countries. She lives in Istanbul and Zagreb.
The Time of Mute Swans – This timely, bestselling novel about a military coup in Turkey, told through the eyes of two children, resonates deeply with events there today.