Elif Shafak

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Top 10 novels about Turkey | Defne Suman
Orhan Pamuk and Elif Shafak are the international star names, but all of these writers bring a distinctive lightness of heart to bear on a very heavy history

Defne Suman

14, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Margaret Atwood and Neil Gaiman among authors signed up for Ukrainian book festival
Lviv BookForum is partnering with Hay festival for a programme of in-person and online events, which will be streamed free from 6-9 October

Sarah Shaffi

13, Sep, 2022 @9:29 AM

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Future Library opens secret archive of unseen texts in Oslo
David Mitchell, Sjón, Tsitsi Dangarembga and Karl Ove Knausgård join inaugural celebration of project housing works that will remain unseen until 2114

Rosie Goldsmith

14, Jun, 2022 @2:51 PM

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Elif Shafak: there’s a scream building up in young people
Author cites Brexit and the climate crisis as examples of previous generations ‘breaking’ their future

Lucy Knight

04, Jun, 2022 @2:07 PM

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Six ‘wonderfully diverse’ novels make the Women’s prize shortlist
Louise Erdrich, Elif Shafak and debut novelist Lisa Allen-Agostini are among the contenders offering an ‘escape’ from global crises

Lucy Knight

27, Apr, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Hay festival returns with its first in-person event for three years
Nobel laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah, Bernardine Evaristo, Elif Shafak and Benedict Cumberbatch are among those taking part in the 11-day gathering in Welsh border town

Lucy Knight

05, Apr, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Five debut novels make Women’s prize for fiction longlist
Judges praise the ‘fantastically diverse list’ which includes debut novelists Violet Kupersmith and Dawnie Walton

Lucy Knight

08, Mar, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Elif Shafak: ‘Reading Orlando was like plunging into a cold but beautifully blue sea’
The novelist on her love of Virginia Woolf, being inspired by HG Wells and how Jack Kerouac’s ego puts her off his books

Elif Shafak

05, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Elif Shafak: How the 21st century would have disappointed HG Wells
Delivering this year’s HG Wells lecture, the author of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World celebrates the late science fiction author’s dedication to fighting inequality

Elif Shafak

17, Sep, 2021 @7:00 PM

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The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak review – superlative storytelling
A tale of love and division moves between postcolonial Cyprus and London, exploring themes of generational trauma and belonging

Leone Ross

06, Aug, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Novelist Elif Shafak: ‘I’ve always believed in inherited pain’
The award-winning Turkish-British writer talks about generational trauma, food in exile and how heavy metal helps her write

Rachel Cooke

18, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division by Elif Shafak review – a poignant look back at another age
What has happened to the belief that social media can create a new and better world?

Mary Beard

21, Aug, 2020 @6:30 AM

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