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The Happiness of Blond People: Angst, Immigration and the Art of Storytelling

LSE Literary Festival event

Date: Saturday 3 March 2012 
Time: 7-8.30pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Elif Shafak
Chair: Professor Stuart Corbridge

Elif Shafak is an award winning novelist and the most widely read female writer in Turkey. She was born in 1971 in Strasbourg and is the author of 11 books, eight of which are novels, including The Bastard of Istanbul (which was long-listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2008) and The Forty Rules of Love (nominated for 2012 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award). Her new novel, Honour, set partly in London about a half-Kurdish half-Turkish immigrant family, will be published by Penguin in April 2012. She writes in both English and Turkish, and divides her time between London and Istanbul. www.elifshafak.com

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