Ece is one of Turkey’s best known novelists and political commentators. Her work has been published in The Guardian, The New York Times, New Statesman, Frankfurter Allgemeine and Der Spiegel. She has lived in several countries. She was a visiting fellow in Saint Anthony’s College, University of Oxford.
Her recent novels 'Banana Sounds', 'Women Who Blow On Knots' and 'The Time of Mute Swans' have been published in several languages. During her twenty years of journalism, before she lost her job under the current political oppression in Turkey, she has been recognised as 'the most read writer' on several occasions. She has twice been rated as one of the ten most influential people in social media. She delivered the Freedom Lecture as a guest of Amnesty International and the Prince Claus Foundation. Among many other places, she has given speeches at Oxford University, London School of Economics, Harvard University and the House of Commons in British Parliament. She recently appeared on BBC’s Hard Talk and Imagining The New Truth series. She divides her time between Istanbul and Zagreb.
‘When the men get sick they start to seek a cure for women.’ This sentence keeps spinning in my head, because the world is going through some interesting times. This is not only happening in ‘crazy’ countries like Turkey or…
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