Elif Shafak: A Life in the Imagination
- Sat 26 Aug 20:00 - 21:00
- Baillie Gifford West Court
Attend in person
When her twelfth novel, The Island of Missing Trees, was published recently, Elif Shafak turned her luminous imagination to life in Cyprus – both for its people and for a fig tree living there. That novel reflects Shafak’s enduring interest in roots, belonging, and identity even in troubled environments. As the Book Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary, Shafak discusses her latest book and looks back over key events in her life as a writer.
In conversation with Sam Baker.