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<div>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. The author of the nonfiction works <i>Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy</i> and <i>Deep Mountain: Across the Turkish-Armenian Divide</i>, she has been a visiting fellow at Oxford and delivered the Freedom Lecture as a guest of Amnesty International and the Prince Claus Foundation. In the United States, she has contributed op-eds and articles to the <i>New York Times</i>, the <i>Guardian</i>, <i>LitHub</i>, and <i>Bookforum</i> and was a featured panelist at the 2017 Women in the World Summit. Her novel <em>The Women Who Blow on Knots,/em> won the 2017 Edinburgh Festival First Book Award. Her books have been published in nineteen countries, She lives in Istanbul and Zagreb. <BR></div>