Elif Shafak

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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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'I'm on the hunt for humour and hope': what will authors be reading in 2020?
Writers including Matt Haig, Gina Miller and Cressida Cowell give their new year’s reading resolutions

Alison Flood

01, Jan, 2020 @10:00 AM

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All-nighters and sideways ideas: readers' books of the year
From rich histories to intense, dystopian futures, commenters share the highlights of their reading years

Guardian readers

17, Dec, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Booker prize shortlist 2019: who to put your money on
Who will win the Booker prize this year?

Alex Preston

13, Oct, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Elif Shafak: ‘I thought the British were calm about politics. Not any longer’
The Booker-shortlisted novelist is in self-imposed exile from Turkey, where she fears arrest. But here in Britain, she likes food that brings back memories of Istanbul

Tim Adams

16, Sep, 2019 @8:00 AM

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The Booker prize shortlist resists easy reading
From the detonation of the domestic in Ducks, Newburyport to Don Quixote’s reincarnation in Quichotte, this year’s finalists challenge our assumptions

Alex Clark

03, Sep, 2019 @4:03 PM

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Not read them yet? A cheat's guide to the 2019 Booker prize longlist
This year’s ‘Booker’s dozen’ includes two former winners as well as an international array of acclaimed fiction. Here’s what you need to know

23, Jul, 2019 @11:01 PM

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Handmaid's Tale sequel leads 'exacting' 2019 Booker prize longlist
Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments – not published until September – is chosen alongside 12 other ‘credible winners’ including Salman Rushdie and Jeanette Winterson

Alison Flood

23, Jul, 2019 @11:01 PM

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