Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd, Paperback, 9780714531212, 252pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2006
'Elif Shafak is the best author to come out of Turkey in the last decade.' Orhan Pamuk
Elif Shafak, born 1971 in Strasbourg, spent her teenage years in Spain before returning to Turkey. She is an outstanding name amongst young Turkish authors, and has written four novels and won the Mevlana Prize for the best work in mystical and transcendental literature. She holds a masters degree in Women's Studies and is currently an Assistant professor at Tuscan University, Arizona.