Past Event

Elif Shafak: Storytelling in the Age of Conflict

April 22, 2015
7:45 PM - 10:00 PM

Join us for an evening with Elif Shafak, Turkey's best-selling novelist. She will be addressing one of the most compelling aspects of today's writing: Storytelling in the Age of Conflict.

  • 7:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 22
  • 501 Schermerhorn Hall, Columbia University

Having published thirteen novels, Elif Shafak is Turkey's most prominent, award - winning female writer. Her novels include The Bastard of Istanbul, The Forty Rules of Love, and her nonfiction memoir Black Milk, which have been translated into more than forty languages. Shafak is also a TED Global Speaker, a member of World Economic Forum's Network of Global Agenda Council on Creative Economy and a founding forum member of European Council on Foreign Relations.

Elif Shafak was one of 29 authors who participated in the inaugural World Writers' Festival, hosted in Paris in September 2013 by Columbia Global Centers | Europe. Click the image at right to watch a brief video of her at the opening night event of the festival, as she reads an excerpt from her work.

Please click here to watch the recorded video.