5th BSEC Month of Culture
1-30 November 2021
Literature - Turkey
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 inspiring public speaker (twice Ted Global speaker). She was born in Strasburg, France, in 1971, holds a PhD in political science and is well-known for being an advocate for human rights. Shafak is a bestselling author in many countries and her books have translated into 55 languages. She was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and RSL Ondaatje Prize, and has win Blackwell’s Book of the Year. Elif Shafak was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2019, and was a member of Weforum Global Agenda Council on Creative Economy and a founding member of ECFR (European Council on Foreign Relations). Recently Shafak was awarded the Halldór Laxness International Literature Prize for her contribution to "the renewal of the art of storytelling’’.
Photo taken from: https://www.elifsafak.com.tr/biography
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