The Goldsmiths Writers' Centre presents Elif Shafak

  • Wednesday, 21. February 2018
  • Goldsmiths College, New Cross, London

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The Goldsmiths Writers' Centre in association with the New Statesman presents Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak reading from her compelling new novel Three Daughters of Eve and in conversation with Adam Mars-Jones, chair of judges for The Goldsmiths Prize 2018.


'Elif Shafak's urgent, topical novel explores the ambiguities and dangers of being caught in the Land of Between. The book's protagonist, Peri, is torn between her mother and her father, between her love and hate for a charismatic professor, between the double lures of religiosity and secularism. Three Daughters of Eve upends the omnipresent but crude truisms of East and West, oppression and liberation, right and wrong that continue to divide, torment, and haunt us all.' - Siri Hustvedt

Elif Shafak is an award-winning novelist and the most widely read woman writer in Turkey. She is also a political commentator and an inspirational public speaker. She writes in both Turkish and English, and has published 15 books, 10 of which are novels, including The Bastard of Istanbul and The Forty Rules of Love. Her books have been translated into more than forty languages. Shafak is a TED Global speaker, a member of Weforum Global Agenda Council on Creative Economy and founding member of the European Council on Foreign Relations. She was awarded the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in 2010. Her latest novel Three Daughters of Eve was published by Penguin in February 2017.





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