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Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak is the most widely read woman writer in Turkey. Critics have called her “one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary Turkish and world literature.” Her books, which have been translated into more than thirty languages, include The Bastard of Istanbul, Black Milk, The Forty Rules of Love and Honour.

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Elif Shafak

Writing Amidst the Ruins

Oct 23, 2012

A writer's self-imposed isolation draws her closer to her neighbors.



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