The third in an annual lecture series in which leading authors talk about why the novel matters.
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.
The evening will conclude with the announcement of the shortlist for the 2018 Goldsmiths Prize.
Date & Time: 7pm-9pm, Wednesday 26th September 2018
Venue: Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Goldsmiths College, University of London, New Cross, SE14 6AD