How to Lose a Country: A Cup of Tea with Ece Temelkuran.
We are delighted to welcome award-winning Turkish journalist and novelist, Ece Temelkuran to our place on Monday 11th February. Just a few days earlier, on 7th February, her latest book, ‘How to Lose a Country’ will be released in the UK. Join us to hear from her first hand on the process she went through of writing the book, and the warning signs worldwide, that we should all be aware of in our current political climate.
Ece Temelkuran’s journalism has appeared in the Guardian, New York Times, New Statesman, Frankfurter Allgemeine and Der Spiegel. She is also a frequent commentator on BBC and Channel 4. 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 Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy. She has been twice recognised as Turkey’s most-read political columnist, and twice rated as one of the ten most influential people in social media.
In her brand new book, How to Lose a Country, Ece writes an impassioned plea, a warning to the world that populism and nationalism don’t march fully-formed into government; they creep. She maps out the key signs, growing across the world from Eastern Europe to South America, that indicate right wing populism is developing into fully authoritarian regimes.
Join us and our host, Hannah MacInnes on Monday 11th February 2019 for an audience with Ece Temelkuran.
Tickets include a cup of tea or gin and tonic tea cocktail and crumpet canapés on arrival. Copies of 'How to Lose a Country' will be available to buy on the night as well as Good & Proper Tea's full range of loose leaf teas.