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Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak

Activist & Author, “The Bastard of Istanbul”

Elif Shafak is a novelist and the most widely read female author in Turkey. Her latest novel, “10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World,” was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. In 2006, Shafak was prosecuted for “insulting Turkishness.” She writes about global politics, populism, and nationalism.  

Link to full bio here: https://www.elifsafak.com.tr/biography/