Elif Shafak


Elif Shafak is an award-winning novelist, women’s rights & LGBT rights advocate and an inspirational public speaker.

She writes in both Turkish and English, and has published 15 books, 10 of which are novels, including The Bastard of Istanbul and The Forty Rules of Love. Her novels have been published in 47 languages and she has been featured in major newspapers and periodicals around the world. Shafak has been long listed for the Orange Prize, MAN Asian Prize, the Baileys Prize, the IMPAC Dublin Award; shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and RSL Ondaatje Prize.

She was awarded the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.