Elif Shafak
Three Daughters of Eve

Elif Shafak is one of today’s most influential international writers and intellectuals who straddles east and west. With a suitcase of awards behind her she is the most widely read female writer in Turkey and her work has been translated into over 40 languages. Her latest novel, set in Istanbul and Oxford, is a sweeping tale of faith and friendship, tradition and modernity. As hopeful as she is politically sophisticated, Shafak shares her optimism and insight with literary critic Alex Clark.

With thanks to English PEN

Elif Shafak is the acclaimed author of ten novels including The Architect’s Apprentice and The Bastard of Istanbul, and is the most widely read female writer in Turkey. She is  public speaker, a women’s and LGBT rights activist and a commentator who regularly contributes to world publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel and La Repubblica.

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