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Online Event: Elliot Ackerman Launches Red Dress in Black and White with Özgür Mumcu


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Wednesday, 1:00 pm EDT May 27, 2020

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Join us for the celebration of the release of Elliot Ackerman’s Red Dress In Black and White, published by Knopf. The timely new novel is set against the Gezi Park protests in Turkey, where Ackerman spent many years living, and reporting. The National Book Award finalist will be interviewed by writer Özgür Mumcu.

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    Elliot Ackerman

    Elliot Ackerman

    Elliot Ackerman is the author of the novels Red Dress in Black and White, Waiting for Eden, Dark at the Crossing, and Green on Blue, as well as the memoir Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning. His books have been nominated for the National Book Award, the Andrew Carnegie Medal in both fiction and non-fiction, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. His writing often appears in Esquire, TIME magazine, and the New York Times, where he is a contributing opinion writer, and his stories have been included in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Travel Writing. He is both a former White House Fellow and Marine, and served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. He divides his time between New York City and Washington, D.C.

  • Ozgur Mumcu - Carla Cain-Walther

    Özgür Mumcu

    Özgür Mumcu

    Özgür Mumcu graduated from Galatasaray University Faculty of Law, and later completed his master and doctorate degree in Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne University. He works as a research assistant in Galatasaray University and his columns appear in newspapers such as Birgün, Radikal and Cumhuriyet since 2009. He currently co-hosts a popular podcast show “Yeni Haller”. His debut novel Barış Makinesi (The Peace Machine) became an instant best-seller in 2017. The novel is published in English, German, Danish and İtalian. It will also be published in more languages including Spanish and Korean. Various international media outlets such as the Guardian, the Financial Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, La Stampa reviewed the book. The Peace Machine is long listed for the EBRD Literature Award.