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Elif Shafak

Turkey (b.1971)

Elif Şafak is a Turkish author, columnist and speaker. She has been called Turkey's most popular female novelist.Şafak has published 15 books, 10 of which are novels. She writes fiction in both Turkish and English.

Genres: Literary Fiction
Non fiction
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2008) : The Bastard of Istanbul
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2013) : Honour
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2019) : 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

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