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Interview with Özgür Mumcu in The Guardian

 Özgür Mumcu. Photograph: Hasan Deniz

 Özgür Mumcu. Photograph: Hasan Deniz

For Samuel Johnson, the goal of writing was “to enable the readers better to enjoy life, or better to endure it”. Özgür Mumcu’s The Peace Machine does both: it is as much a rollicking Ottoman steampunk adventure – full of wit, tongue-twisters and roguish escapism – as it is a carnivalesque take on contemporary politics.

Read the interview over at TheGuardian.com