Elif Shafak is a Turkish-British novelist, essayist, academic, public speaker, and women's rights activist.
Recent episodes featuring Elif Shafak
Elif Shafak on the urgent power of storytelling
The TED Interview
Best-selling author Elif Shafak proves that storytelling can be profoundly political—and makes the case for embracing uncertainty in turbulent times. We're doing a TED Interview survey! If you have a few minutes, we'd love to know your thoughts on the show. Find it at: surveynerds.com/tedinterview
 Elif Shafak on Turkey's treatment of novelists – books podcast
The Guardian Books podcast
The Turkish author talks about 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World, her new, Booker prize-longlisted novel. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/bookspod
Episode 3: Elif Shafak
How I Got There
In this episode of How I Got There, Matt welcomes Elif Shafak into the studio. An award-winning novelist, political commentator, Oxford university professor and activist, Elif has achieved much in her life. She is a prolific writer who has authored 16 books published in 48 languages and is one of the most widely read novelists in her homeland of Turkey. Matt and Elif consider her unusual upbringing: “my grandmother’s house was full of magic”, the writer’s solitude, the dangers of free speech, and her desire to give a voice to the voiceless.
The Right To Speak
TED Radio Hour
Should all speech, even the most offensive, be allowed on college campuses? And is hearing from those we deeply disagree with ... worth it? This hour, TED speakers explore the debate over free speech. Guests include recent college graduate Zachary Wood, political scientist Jeffrey Howard, novelist Elif Shafak, and journalist and author James Kirchick.
Elif Shafak
Monocle 24: The Big Interview
Acclaimed Turkish writer Elif Shafak talks to Georgina Godwin about the art of storytelling, the great promise of language and the polarisation of Turkish society and public space.
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Oct 25th, 1971
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4 hours, 8 minutes