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Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak

Turkish author, columnist, speaker and academic

Government & Politics

  • Topics: Innovation/Creativity, Author, Globalisation, Politics
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Languages: English, Other, Spanish
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  • Art of Story Telling
  • Bridging East & West
  • World Peace
  • Diversity and Multiculturalism
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Is there room for Imagination in the Corporate World?

Elif Shafak is Turkey's most-read woman writer and an award-winning novelist. She writes in both English and Turkish, and has published 15 books, 10 of which are novels, including The Bastard of Istanbul, The Forty Rules of Love, Honour, The Architect’s Apprentice and her genre-crossing memoir Black Milk.

Elif blends Western and Eastern traditions of storytelling, bringing out the voices of women, minorities, subcultures, immigrants and global souls. Defying cliches and transcending boundaries her works draws on different cultures and cities, and reflects a strong interest in history, philosophy, culture, mysticism, intercultural dialogue and gender equality.

Elif is also a political scientist and a commentator. She holds a degree in International Relations, a master's degree in Gender and Women's Studies and a PhD in Political Science. She has taught at various universities in the UK, USA and Turkey.


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