Heather McDaid & Nicola Sturgeon with Elif Shafak (2017 Event)

Elif Shafak understands the challenges of public intellectual life: she was wrongly accused of ‘public denigration of Turkishness’ for her novel The Bastard of Istanbul. In this event recorded live at the 2017 Edinburgh International Book Festival, she talks to Heather McDaid, founder of Scottish publishing company 404 Ink and co-editor of Nasty Women, an anthology of essays about women in the 21st century. Joining them is Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, whose life is lived in the spotlight.

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