Ece Temelkuran on Social Media’s Failure to Change the World ‹ Literary Hub


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Andrew talks to the award winning Turkish writer and political commentator Ece Temelkuran about social media’s failure to change the world.

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Ece Temelkuran is an award-winning Turkish novelist and political commentator, whose journalism has appeared in the Guardian, New York Times, New Statesman, Frankfurter Allgemeine and Der Spiegel. She won the Edinburgh International Book Festival First Book award for her novel Women Who Blow on Knots, and the Ambassador of New Europe Award. She has been twice recognised as Turkeys most-read political columnist, and twice rated as one of the ten most influential people in social media (with three million twitter followers).Her non-fiction, including How to Lose a Country: The Seven Steps From Democracy to Dictatorship, has received international critical acclaim.

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