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Elif Shafak

She has written fifteen books, in Turkish and in English, which show her interest in history, philosophy and Sufism, as well as the situation of women and immigrants.

She obtained a PhD in Philosophy from the Middle East Technical University of Ankara, and her thesis on femininity and Islam was awarded the prize for the Best Turkish Work in Mystical Literature. In 2006, charges against her for references she made to the Armenian genocide in The Bastard of Istanbul were dropped. In 2010 she received France’s Chevalier Des Arts et Lettres award. Her novel Las tres pasiones (Lumen, 2016) is published in Spanish in November 2016.

Update: 14 November 2016


Has participated in

Erosion of Freedoms and Struggles of Women

Lecture by Elif Shafak