BNW Banner BNW Banner

BRAVE NEW WORLD

JUNE. 3. 2020 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM IST

Watch Now
Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak

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 17 books, 11 of which are novels. Her work has been translated into 50 languages. Her latest novel 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and chosen Blackwell’s Book of the Year. Her previous novel, The Forty Rules of Love, was chosen by BBC among 100 Novels that Shaped Our World. 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 TED Global speaker, each time receiving a standing ovation. Shafak contributes to major publications around the world and she was awarded the medal of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. In 2017, she was chosen by Politico as one of the 12 people ‘who will give you a much needed lift of the heart’. Shafak has judged numerous literary prizes, chaired the Wellcome Prize and is presently judging the Orwell Prize. www.elifshafak.com

Session

Elif Shafak: 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World:

Elif Shafak in conversation with Janice Pariat

Elif Shafak is an award-winning novelist and the most widely read female writer in Turkey. She is also a women's rights activist and an inspirational public intellectual and speaker. Her most recent book was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Here, she talks to Janice Pariat about her life and work