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Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak is an award-winning novelist and the most widely read female writer in Turkey. Her novel 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World was shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2019, and her work has been translated into more than fifty languages. Shafak holds a PhD in political science, is an inspiring public speaker and twice a TED global speaker. In 2019, she was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature