Elif Shafak

Elif Safak

Novelist

An award-winning British-Turkish novelist, Elif Shafak has published 18 books, 11 of which are novels. Her work has been translated into 54 languages. Her novel 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and RSL Ondaatje Prize. Shafak holds a PhD in political science and is an honorary fellow at Oxford University.

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Elif Shafak, Hans Ulrich Obrist, DLD All Stars

How to Stay Sane in Times of Division

From Covid-19 to climate change: It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by a sense of perennial crisis – in politics, society and nature. Award-winning author Elif Shafak and Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Galleries) explore what we can do to overcome the sense of doom, where to find hope in dark times, and how art can help…
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Key Insights: What We Learned at DLD All Stars

A world in crisis is also a world  of opportunities. This was on full display at DLD All Stars, our three-day online conference that featured top speakers from politics, business, science and culture. The event illustrated the wealth of opportunities that arise when different disciplines inspire each other – with art meeting technology, AI speeding…
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