Ece Temelkuran is one of the Turkey's best known novelists and political commentators. She has lived in several countries such as Lebanon and Tunisia to write her novels. Her investigative journalism books broach subjects that are highly controversial in Turkey, such as the Kurdish and Armenian issues and freedom of expression. She was a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford Saint Anthony's College, and has recently given the "Freedom Lecture" as a guest of Amnesty International and Prince Claus Foundation. Her novel Du gu mlere Ufleyen Kadinlar (Women who Blow on Knots) has won the PENTranslates award.
If you cannot think of a better road story with heroines other than Thelma & Louise, you should read this novel. Temelkuran opens a battle against uniformed Muslim literary female characters.Ozlem Ezer, Professor of Literature, Literary Critic;This is an extraordinary novel, a stunning road story, a bitter fairytale and an awakening dream.Gu lenay Borekci, Literary Critic; I applaud Temelkuran for creating this piece of world literature which is ultimate magic.;Onur Bilge Kula, Professor of Literature