In 2020, producer Mary Lynk for the IDEAS program of Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) made a documentary about Ahmet Altan’s work and imprisonment, which won an Amnesty International Award in Canada for outstanding human rights reporting.

Mary Lynn also spoke to Ahmet Altan in late December 2023, about fear, resilience, authoritarianism, and the fierce power of literature to inspire a better humanity.

You can read an excerpt from the conversation here or listen to it in its entirety here.