Elif Shafak
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Elif Shafak

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.

She writes in both Turkish and English, and has published 16 books, 10 of which are novels, including the bestselling The Bastard of Istanbul, The Forty Rules of Love and her most recent, Three Daughters of Eve. Her books have been published in 48 languages. She is published by Penguin in the UK and represented by Curtis Brown globally.

Shafak is a TED Global speaker, a member of Weforum Global Agenda Council on Creative Economy in Davos and a founding member of ECFR (European Council on Foreign Relations). She has been awarded the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in 2010 by the French government.

She has been featured in and contributes to major newspapers and periodicals around the world, including the Financial Times, the Guardian, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Der Spiegel and La Repubblica.

Shafak holds a degree in International Relations, a masters' degree in Gender and Women's Studies and a PhD in Political Science and Political Philosophy. She has taught at various universities in Turkey, the UK and the USA, including the University of Michigan and University of Arizona. She is currently the Weidenfeld Visiting Professor in Comparative European Literature at Oxford.

In addition to her work for freedom of speech and literacy, Shafak is known as a women's rights, minority rights and LGBT rights advocate. As a public speaker Shafak is represented by The London Speaker Bureau and Chartwell Speakers and Penguin Speakers Bureau.

Shafak has been longlisted for the Orange Prize, MAN Asian Prize; the Baileys Prize and the IMPAC Dublin Award, and shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and RSL Ondaatje Prize

She sat on the judging panel for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize (2013); Sunday Times Short Story Award (2014, 2015), 10th Women of the Future Awards (2015); FT/Oppenheimer Funds Emerging Voices Awards (2015, 2016); Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (2016); Man Booker International Prize (2017) and The Goldsmiths Prize (2018).

She lives in London and can be found at www.elifshafak.com
Twitter @Elif_Safak; Instagram @shafakelif

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Best Sellers

    • The Forty Rules of Love

    • A Novel of Rumi
    • By: Elif Shafak
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 613
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 525
    • Story
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    In this follow-up to her acclaimed 2007 novel The Bastard of Istanbul, Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible!!! I can't put the book down

    • By Jawaher on 02-20-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Three Daughters of Eve

    • By: Elif Shafak
    • Narrated by: Alix Dunmore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    Set across Istanbul and Oxford, from the 1980s to the present day, Three Daughters of Eve is a sweeping tale of faith and friendship, tradition and modernity, love and an unexpected betrayal....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Review 3 daughters of Eve

    • By CA on 04-28-18

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Architect's Apprentice

    • By: Elif Shafak
    • Narrated by: Piter Marek
    • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 202

    In her latest novel, Turkey's preeminent female writer spins an epic tale spanning nearly a century in the life of the Ottoman Empire....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I feel like I should like it more than I do

    • By nyog on 04-19-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Bastard of Istanbul

    • By: Elif Shafak
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 271
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 148

    In her second novel written in English, Elif Shafak confronts her country's violent past in a vivid and colorful tale set in both Turkey and the United States....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Istanbul lives

    • By Jaxcat on 04-20-07

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Honour

    • By: Elif Shafak
    • Narrated by: Colleen Pendergast
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    From Elif Shafak, the award-winning author of The Forty Rules of Love and The Bastard of Istanbul, Honour is a novel of love, betrayal, and a clash of cultures....

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Honor

    • By: Elif Shafak
    • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Piter Marik
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    An honor killing shatters and transforms the lives of Turkish immigrants in 1970s London....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Complex but Compelling

    • By Cariola on 04-14-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Die vierzig Geheimnisse der Liebe

    • By: Elif Shafak
    • Narrated by: Ann Vielhaben
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Ella ist vierzig Jahre alt, hat einen Ehemann, drei Kinder im Teenageralter und ein schönes Zuhause in einer amerikanischen Kleinstadt...

    Regular price: $18.45

    • The Architect's Apprentice

    • By: Elif Shafak
    • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
    • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    There were six of us: the master, the apprentices and the white elephant. We built everything together ...

    Regular price: $33.57

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