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Elif Shafak on Turkey’s treatment of novelists – books podcast

On this week’s show, Claire talks to Turkish author Elif Shafak about 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World, her new, Booker prize-longlisted novel, which tells the story of a...

Three months ago, Shafak was placed under investigation by Turkish prosecutors, along with a number of other writers, facing allegations that her…

  • The Guardian

It isn’t the first time she has fallen foul of the censors: in 2006, she was tried and acquitted for “insulting Turkishness” after prosecutors noticed a character in her novel The Bastard of…

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