Elif Shafak

The Most-Read Female Author in Turkey; Award-Winning Author

Elif Shafak Biography

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 seventeen books, eleven of which are novels, including the bestselling "The Bastard of Istanbul," "The Forty Rules of Love," and "Three Daughters of Eve." Her work has been translated into fifty languages. She is published by Penguin/Random House and represented by Curtis Brown globally. She was awarded the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. In 2017 she was chosen by Politico as one of the twelve people who would make the world better.

Shafak is also a political scientist and an academic. She 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 St Anne's College, Oxford University, where she is an honorary fellow.

Shafak 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 a TED Global speaker, each time receiving a standing ovation.

Shafak 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. She 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 judged numerous prestigious literary prizes, including Independent Foreign Fiction Prize (2013); Sunday Times Short Story Award (2014, 2015), Women of the Future Awards (2015); FT/Oppenheimer Funds Emerging Voices Awards (twice in 2015, 2016); Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction (2016); Man Booker International Prize (2017) and The Goldsmiths Prize (2018). This year Shafak is judging the Berggruen Culture and Philosophy Prize, and chairs the Wellcome Book Prize.

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Elif Shafak Videos

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Elif Shafak is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Elif Shafak for your event is $20,000 - $50,000. Elif Shafak generally travels from London, UK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Elif Shafak for an upcoming event.

Elif Shafak Videos

Multiculturalism, the power of stories and making the political personal
The revolutionary power of diverse thought | Elif Shafak
DLDwomen14 - Interview Elif Shafak
DLDwomen13: Interview Elif Shafak
Elif Shafak - Honour - Interview

Elif Shafak News

  • A Tempest of Fear in Turkey - NYTimes.com

    Elif Shafak is the author of nine novels, including “The Bastard of Istanbul” and “The Forty Rules of Love.” A version of this op-ed appears in print on February 25,  ...

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