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Elif Shafak

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From the Archives: Elif Shafak in Conversation

ILFDublin Podcast

From the 17th edition of International Literature Festival Dublin in May 2015The prolific writer and journalist Elif Shafak is one of the most significant voices in contemporary fiction. An outspoken campaigner and champion of minority rights, she is not afraid to tackle controversial subjects, from the Armenian genocide in The Bastard of Istanbul, to honour killings in Honour. Her book, The Architect’s Apprentice, is a spellbinding magic-realist tale set at the height of Ottoman power and telling the story of the great imperial architect Mimar Sinan through the eyes of Jahan, a young stowaway who arrives in Istanbul with nothing but a white elephant in tow. Shafak discusses her work with Brendan Barrington, editor of The Dublin Review.


24 Feb 2021

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10 Minutes, 38 Seconds In This Strange World by Elif Shafak


Amy, PartiallyBooked host, welcomes you into the fresh year of 2021. Amy is very keep to say goodbye to 2020 realising it wasn't her style. She breaks down the first month of her year so far, rapidly getting down to business with her reading target and motivated mentality to get back out there. She reviews and extracts information about the famously controversial fiction novel 10 Minutes, 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak.


8 Feb 2021

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Elif Shafak: 10minut 38 sekund na tem čudnem svetu


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18 Jan 2021

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455: Elif Shafak!

The Drunken Odyssey with John King: A Podcast About the Writing Life

In this week’s show, I talk to the novelist Elif Shafak about the importance of the structure of literary novels, the sublime oddity of the mind, how politics deepen literature (so long as politics don’t drive literature), how research itself generates creativity, and how inclusive literature is the richest literature. TEXT DISCUSSED https://youtu.be/KCr8s57hdzY NOTES TDO Listeners can get 20% of a premium subscription to Scribophile. After using the above link to register for a basic account, go herewhile still logged in to upgrade the account with the discount.


17 Jan 2021

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#218 - Elif Shafak

Greatest Music of All Time

Elif Shafak is an acclaimed writer and an activist for women's rights, minority rights and freedom of speech. She talks to Tom about her love of metal music, our reduced attention spans and the increased polarisation of society across the world. Her new book, How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division, is out now.


18 Nov 2020

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Merit – Michael Sandel & Elif Shafak

Creative Collisions

The rock star Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel joins award winning Turkish-British novelist Elif Shafak to discuss meritocracy, inequality and the ideas raised in Sandel’s new book The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good? This episode is part of a new series presented by Second Home and Berggruen Institute – free public events that bring together the most inspiring and celebrated figures of our time to exchange and discuss groundbreaking cultural, social and political ideas.


15 Sep 2020

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Interview: Elif Shafak, author of How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division

Irish Times Inside Politics

Elif Shafak is an award-winning British-Turkish novelist, women’s rights advocate and political theorist. In her new book, How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division, Shafak reflects on the anger and anxieties of contemporary society and the divisions of modern politics. In this episode, the author speaks to Hugh about the importance of listening to each side of the debate and her hopes for a more empathetic post-Covid world.


28 Aug 2020

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30. DIVISION with Elif Shafak

The Waterstones Podcast

Even before the turmoil of 2020, the last few years have seen the rise of populist politics, people split into tribes, and the disintegration of constructive discourse around the topics that affect all of our lives. In this age of division, what can we possible do to maintain our sanity? We sat down with Booker Prize-shortlisted author Elif Shafak to look at some of the reasons for our current state of affairs and to ask what needs to change for a more positive future. Books mentioned: How To Stay Sane In An Age Of Division, 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World


25 Aug 2020

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31: Elif Shafak - Staying Sane in an Age of Division

The Bookomi Podcast

In this episode we meet the world-renowned writer, Booker prize nominee, political scientist, campaigner, speaker, literary judge, and multiculturalist Elif Shafak, who wants us to rebuild our “polarised and troubled world” with humanity and respect for stories beyond our own mental and physical borders… How do we stop fear and anxiety about the future turning into disillusion and bewilderment when, even without the pandemic, domestic politics and wealth inequality are building walls between us every day?Get a copy of How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division HERE


18 Aug 2020

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Elif Shafak talks feminism, faith and women's rights in life & literature

At Home With Equality Now

In this episode of our At Home With series we are joined by award winning author, activist and captivating storyteller, Elif Shafak. Elif is a British-Turkish novelist and the most widely read female author in Turkey, having published seventeen books. In this cozy conversation we discuss her latest Booker Prize shortlisted book, '10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World', and the future of women's rights and feminism in the Middle East and around the world. Hosted by Equality Now board member, Patricia Amira.


23 Jul 2020