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The Most-Read Female Author in Turkey; Award-Winning Author

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 Elif Shafak Biography

Elif Shafak is an award-winning British-Turkish novelist and the most widely read female author in Turkey. She writes in both Turkish and English, and has published seventeen books, eleven of which are novels, including the bestselling "The Bastard of Istanbul," "The Forty Rules of Love," and "Three Daughters of Eve." Her work has been translated into fifty languages. She is published by Penguin/Random House and represented by Curtis Brown globally. She was awarded the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. In 2017 she was chosen by Politico as one of the twelve people who would make the world better.

Shafak is also a political scientist and an academic. She holds a degree in International Relations, a masters’ degree in Gender and Women’s Studies and a PhD in Political Science and Political Philosophy. She has taught at various universities in Turkey, the UK and the USA, including St Anne's College, Oxford University, where she is an honorary fellow.

Shafak is a member of Weforum Global Agenda Council on Creative Economy and a founding member of ECFR (European Council on Foreign Relations). An advocate for women's rights, LGBT rights and freedom of speech, Shafak is an inspiring public speaker and twice a TED Global speaker, each time receiving a standing ovation.

Shafak has been featured in and contributes to major newspapers and periodicals around the world, including the Financial Times, the Guardian, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Der Spiegel and La Repubblica. She has been longlisted for the Orange Prize, MAN Asian Prize; the Baileys Prize and the IMPAC Dublin Award, and shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and RSL Ondaatje Prize

She judged numerous prestigious literary prizes, including Independent Foreign Fiction Prize (2013); Sunday Times Short Story Award (2014, 2015), Women of the Future Awards (2015); FT/Oppenheimer Funds Emerging Voices Awards (twice in 2015, 2016); Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction (2016); Man Booker International Prize (2017) and The Goldsmiths Prize (2018). This year Shafak is judging the Berggruen Culture and Philosophy Prize, and chairs the Wellcome Book Prize.

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Books
Three Daughters of Eve

Three Daughters of Eve

Honor: A Novel

Honor: A Novel

The Flea Palace

The Flea Palace

Black Milk: On the Conflicting Demands of Writing, Creativity, and Motherhood

Black Milk: On the Conflicting Demands of Writing, Creativity, and Motherhood

Forty Rules of Love

Forty Rules of Love

The Bastard of Istanbul

The Bastard of Istanbul

Speaking Topics
  • The Politics of Fiction

  • The Saint of Incipient Insanities

  • The Bastard of Istanbul

  • The Forty Rules of Love

  • Black Milk

News
  • A Tempest of Fear in Turkey - NYTimes.com

    Elif Shafak is the author of nine novels, including “The Bastard of Istanbul” and “The Forty Rules of Love.” A version of this op-ed appears in print on February 25,  ...

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The Most-Read Female Author in Turkey; Award-Winning Author

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Elif Shafak Biography

Elif Shafak is an award-winning British-Turkish novelist and the most widely read female author in Turkey. She writes in both Turkish and English, and has published seventeen books, eleven of which are novels, including the bestselling "The Bastard of Istanbul," "The Forty Rules of Love," and "Three Daughters of Eve." Her work has been translated into fifty languages. She is published by Penguin/Random House and represented by Curtis Brown globally. She was awarded the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. In 2017 she was chosen by Politico as one of the twelve people who would make the world better.

Shafak is also a political scientist and an academic. She holds a degree in International Relations, a masters’ degree in Gender and Women’s Studies and a PhD in Political Science and Political Philosophy. She has taught at various universities in Turkey, the UK and the USA, including St Anne's College, Oxford University, where she is an honorary fellow.

Shafak is a member of Weforum Global Agenda Council on Creative Economy and a founding member of ECFR (European Council on Foreign Relations). An advocate for women's rights, LGBT rights and freedom of speech, Shafak is an inspiring public speaker and twice a TED Global speaker, each time receiving a standing ovation.

Shafak has been featured in and contributes to major newspapers and periodicals around the world, including the Financial Times, the Guardian, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Der Spiegel and La Repubblica. She has been longlisted for the Orange Prize, MAN Asian Prize; the Baileys Prize and the IMPAC Dublin Award, and shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and RSL Ondaatje Prize

She judged numerous prestigious literary prizes, including Independent Foreign Fiction Prize (2013); Sunday Times Short Story Award (2014, 2015), Women of the Future Awards (2015); FT/Oppenheimer Funds Emerging Voices Awards (twice in 2015, 2016); Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction (2016); Man Booker International Prize (2017) and The Goldsmiths Prize (2018). This year Shafak is judging the Berggruen Culture and Philosophy Prize, and chairs the Wellcome Book Prize.

Elif Shafak Videos

  • Multiculturalism, the power of stories and making the political personal
  • The revolutionary power of diverse thought | Elif Shafak
  • DLDwomen14 - Interview Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak Speaking Topics

  • The Politics of Fiction

  • The Saint of Incipient Insanities

  • The Bastard of Istanbul

  • The Forty Rules of Love

  • Black Milk

FAQs on booking Elif Shafak

  • How to book Elif Shafak?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Elif Shafak for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Elif Shafak, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Elif Shafak or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Elif Shafak?

    Booking fees for Elif Shafak, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Elif Shafak, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Elif Shafak?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Elif Shafak for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Elif Shafak for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Elif Shafak or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Elif Shafak or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Elif Shafak is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Elif Shafak for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Elif Shafak generally travels from LondonUK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Anna Holmes, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Joyce Maynard, Akwaeke Emezi and Dr. Scilla Elworthy. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Elif Shafak for an upcoming event.

Elif Shafak Speaker Videos

  • Multiculturalism, the power of stories and making the political personal
    The revolutionary power of diverse thought | Elif Shafak
  • DLDwomen14 - Interview Elif Shafak
    DLDwomen13: Interview Elif Shafak
  • Elif Shafak - Honour - Interview

Elif Shafak Speaking Topics

  • The Politics of Fiction

  • The Saint of Incipient Insanities

  • The Bastard of Istanbul

  • The Forty Rules of Love

  • Black Milk

Elif Shafak News

  • A Tempest of Fear in Turkey - NYTimes.com

    Elif Shafak is the author of nine novels, including “The Bastard of Istanbul” and “The Forty Rules of Love.” A version of this op-ed appears in print on February 25,  ...

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