Elif Shafak’s remarkable career has seen her use the power of story to bring people together. Perhaps most famous for her fiction, which includes bestsellers The Forty Rules of Love and 10 minutes 38 seconds in This Strange World, she is also the author of reflective and insightful non-fiction.
Intellectual and entertaining, universal and personal, Elif’s stories have the rare quality of appealing to every reader. With eighteen books published and translated into fifty-four languages, she is the most widely read female author in Turkey and acclaimed across the globe.
Watch now the exploration of Elif’s writing, the challenges of conscious optimism, and the importance of bridging the gap between the East and West.
Session moderated by Ahlam Bolooki, Festival Director of Emirates Airline Festival of Literature