Creating Beauty To Resist

Creating Beauty To Resist

A book talk and discussion with authors Ece Temelkuran and Molly Crabapple

Thursday, May 17, 2018
2:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall

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Ece Temelkuran and Molly Crabapple will discuss the allure and curious contemporary absence of utopian visions, and the potential implications of what it means to come of age in a world on fire.  Temelkuran will examine her novel The Time of Mute Swans, which explores politics in the 1970s through the eyes of two children in Ankara, Turkey.  And Crabapple will analyze her co-authored memoir Brothers of the Gun about a young man finding his voice as a journalist during the war in Syria. 

Molly Crabapple is an artist and writer. Her memoir, Drawing Blood, was published by HarperCollins in 2015. Brothers of the Gun, her illustrated collaboration with Syrian war journalist Marwan Hisham, will be published by One World/Penguin Random House in May 2018. Her reportage has been published in the New York Times, New York Review of Books, The Paris Review, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, VICE, and elsewhere.

Ece Temelkuran is one of Turkey’s best known novelists and political commentators. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The New York Times, Newstatesman, Frankfurter Allgemeine, Der Spiegel among many other prominent international media outlets. She lived in several countries including Lebanon, Tunisia, Paris and Oxford to write her novels. She was a visiting fellow at Saint Anthony’s College, University of Oxford. Her recent novels Banana Sounds, Women Who Blow On Knots (Edinburg Book Award) and The Time of Mute Swans have been published in several languages.



Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies