Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak

Biography

Elif Shafak is an award-winning British-Turkish novelist and the most widely read female author in Turkey. She writes in both Turkish and English, and has published seventeen books, eleven of which are novels. Her work has been translated into fifty languages. Shafak holds a PhD in political science and she has taught at various universities in Turkey, the US and the UK, including St Anne’s College, Oxford University, where she is an honorary fellow. She is a member of Weforum Global Agenda Council on Creative Economy and a founding member of ECFR (European Council on Foreign Relations). An advocate for women’s rights, LGBT rights and freedom of speech, Shafak is an inspiring public speaker and twice a TED Global speaker, each time receiving a standing ovation. Shafak contributes to major publications around theworld and she has been awarded the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. In 2017 she was chosen by Politico as one of the twelve people who would make the world better. She has judged numerous literary prizes and is chairing the Wellcome Prize 2019.
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Buy Elif Shafak’s latest book, Three Daughters of Eve, on Amazon.

Events with Elif Shafak

Reinvent and Rediscover: A View From Elsewhere

10 May 2019
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Deutsches Haus
New York University
42 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003

Women Uninterrupted

11 May 2019
5:00 pm-6:30 pm
SubCulture
45 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10012