Elif-Shafak-is-an-award-winning-British-Turkish-novelist-and-the-most-widely-read-female-author-in-Turkey.-She-writes-in-both-Turkish-and-English,-and-has-published-seventeen-books,-eleven-of-which-are-novels.-Her-work-has-been-translated-into-fifty-languages.-Shafak-holds-a-PhD-in-political-science-and-she-has-taught-at-various-universities-in-Turkey,-the-US-and-the-UK,-including-St-Anne’s-College,-Oxford-University,-where-she-is-an-honorary-fellow.-She-is-a-member-of-Weforum-Global-Agenda-Council-on-Creative-Economy-and-a-founding-member-of-ECFR-(European-Council-on-Foreign-Relations).-An-advocate-for-women’s-rights,-LGBT-rights-and-freedom-of-speech,-Shafak-is-an-inspiring-public-speaker-and-twice-a-TED-Global-speaker,-each-time-receiving-a-standing-ovation.-Shafak-contributes-to-major-publications-around-the-world-and-she-has-been-awarded-the-title-of-Chevalier-des-Arts-et-des-Lettres.-In-2017-she-was-chosen-by-Politico-as-one-of-the-twelve-people-who-would-make-the-world-better.-She-has-judged-numerous-literary-prizes-and-is-chairing-the-Wellcome-Prize-2019