Elif Shafak is an award-winning British-Turkish novelist. She writes in both Turkish and English, and has published 19 books, 12 of which are novels.
Her 2019 novel 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and RSL Ondaatje Prize; and chosen as Blackwell’s Book of the Year. Her previous novel, The Forty Rules of Love was chosen by BBC as one of the 100 Novels That Shaped Our World. Shafak has been conferred Doctor of Humane Letters by Bard College in 2021. She is an honorary fellow at St Anne’s College, Oxford University. Her work has been translated into 55 languages.