Questions about works of Turkish author Elif Shafak (1971) or her life as a writer. Questions about her works originally published in Turkish should be tagged with [turkish-literature].
Elif Shafak (Elif Şafak in Turkish) is an award-winning Turkish author born in 1971. Her most famous books include The Bastard of Istanbul (2007), The Forty Rules of Love (2010), and İskender [Honour] (2011). From her Wikipedia page:
Şafak blends Western and Eastern traditions of storytelling in stories of women, minorities, immigrants, subcultures, and youth. Her writing draws on diverse cultures and literary traditions, reflecting interests in history, philosophy, Sufism, oral culture, and cultural politics.