Ece Temelkuran is an award-winning Turkish novelist and political commentator, who has written for 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 for her book Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy. She is the author of the internationally acclaimed book How to lose a country. Her latest book is Together: A Manifesto Against the Heartless World