books of the month book price comparison rebus 30th anniversary
Search our site
Moonlight Over Manhattan by Sarah Morgan Read the opening extract of the brand new Sarah Morgan book before its publication on 05/10/2017

Elif Shafak Book and Novel

Elif Shafak - Author

Elif Shafak was born in Strasbourg, France, in 1971. She is an award-winning novelist and the most widely read female writer in Turkey. Critics have acclaimed her as one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary literature in both Turkish and English. Her novels include The Bastard of Istanbul which was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Her books have been translated into more than thirty languages. She is married with two children, and divides her time between London and Istanbul. Her website is

Author photo © Muammer Yanmaz

If you like Elif Shafak you might also like to read books by Isabel Allende, G. Willow Wilson and Orhan Pamuk.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Elif Shafak

The Architect's Apprentice by Elif Shafak
The Architect's Apprentice
Elif Shafak
Shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize 2015. Sixteenth century Istanbul: a stowaway arrives in the city bearing an extraordinary gift for the Sultan. The boy is utterly alone in a foreign land, with no wordly possessions to his name except Chota,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
The Forty Rules of Love
Elif Shafak
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts at the Hay Festival on 30 May 2011. Ella Rubinstein has a husband, three teenage children, and a pleasant home. Yet there is an emptiness at the heart of Ella's life -...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2011

Loading other books by Elif Shafak...

Author Info

Author's Website

Author's Facebook

Find Elif Shafak on Facebook

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Did you know

At Lovereading you can download and read an Opening Extract and an online review of books by Elif Shafak and hundreds of other authors.

Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

With literary excellence, humour and drama, Lovereading's got value and is a real stress-calmer!

Siobhan McDowell

Their sending me my first book to review 18 months ago re-awakened my fondness for reading, since then I have purchased some real gems.

Barry Griffiths

You can trust Lovereading to show unbiased reviews by actual, ordinary readers that help likeminded booklovers choose their next great read.

Linda Hill

It gives a chance to read about new titles, invites comments from all kinds of readers and is run by such a nice bunch of book lovers.

Joy Bosworth

I love reading because my cares & woes vanish for an hour or two whilst I read of the joys, adventures, lives of the characters in the book.

Jennifer Moville

Books of the month/debuts of the month, kids/adults, fiction/non-fiction, free prize draws and free extracts, what's not to love?

Emma Smith

Lovereading - a community of people passionate about reading and sharing their views. An incomparable website for book lovers.

Helen Clark

I recommend Lovereading because you get honest reviews on a whole range of genres-there's something for everyone. It's the only site I need.

Sian Spinney