Elif Shafak

What is so special about heavy metal?

19 December 2020 9:00 am

Ever since my early youth I have loved, followed and respected a certain music genre that some people consider strange,…

Gone for a song: A short story

25 April 2020 9:00 am

A short story

A diamond set in sapphires

11 February 2017 9:00 am

I was a young, aspiring writer when I decided to leave everything behind and move to Istanbul more than two…

The interior of Hagia Sophia by Gaspare Fossati, 1852

A diamond set in sapphires

9 February 2017 3:00 pm

I was a young, aspiring writer when I decided to leave everything behind and move to Istanbul more than two…

What makes Turkey tick

24 September 2016 9:00 am

I remember an American author once saying she wrote about love and friendship because, after all, these were the fundamental…

Turkey’s continental drift

23 July 2016 9:00 am

In Turkish the word ‘yurt’ has two definitions. It means ‘place’, ‘land’, ‘territory’, ‘homeland’. It could also indicate a round,…

Sleepless by the strait

9 July 2016 9:00 am

In my novel Three Daughters of Eve, a well educated housewife with kids looks at her motherland, Turkey, and thinks:…