Past Event
Books & Debates

Elif Shafak and Jacqueline Rose

Thu 12 Feb 2015

Turkish novelist Elif Shafak blends Western and Eastern traditions of storytelling, bringing out myriad tales of women, minorities and subcultures, and breaking down categories, clichés and cultural ghettoes. Hugely influential and with a global audience, her novels include The Bastard of Istanbul, The Forty Rules of Love and Honour, and she is a regular contributor to the New York Times, Financial Times, Guardian, Independent, and Time magazine.

Jacqueline Rose is internationally acclaimed as a public intellectual for her writing on feminism, literature and psychoanalysis and is Professor of English, Queen Mary, University of London. Her many books include The Haunting of Sylvia Plath and On Not Being Able to Sleep, and a novel, Albertine. This is rare chance to hear two leading contemporary writers and thinkers in conversation.