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Ahmet Altan

Ahmet Altan

Ahmet Altan, one of today’s most important Turkish writers, was arrested in September 2016 for his work as a journalist. An advocate for Kurdish and Armenian minorities and a central figure in the Turkish cultural world (Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk has written about his arrest and signed a open letter calling for his release), he is the author of five successful novels. The first, published when he was twenty-seven years old, won the Grand Prix from the Akademi Publishing House. In 2009 he received the prestigious Freedom and Future of the Media Prize from the Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig and in 2011 he received the International Hrant Dink Award. The international bestseller Endgame is his English-language debut.

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  • "Stylish, inventive, and deliciously dark, Altan's U.S. debut is both an absorbing thriller and an intensive novel of ideas; no wonder he's an award-winning and best-selling author in his native Turkey."
    — Library Journal (Starred Review), Apr 1 2017
  • "Altan's story is pointed, enigmatic, and difficult to forget."
    — Publishers Weekly, Feb 20 2017
  • "A gripping existential thriller in the vein of Vikram Chandra’s Sacred Games (2006)."
    — Kirkus Reviews, Feb 6 2017