Reviews

  • A truly captivating work of immense power and beauty

    Philippe Sands
  • Haunting, moving, beautifully written

    Peter Frankopan
  • A rich, sensual novel... This is a novel that gives voice to the invisible, the untouchable, the abused and the damaged, weaving their painful songs into a thing of beauty.

    Francesca Segal, Financial Times
  • One of the best writers in the world today

    Hanif Kureishi
  • Shafak is the most exciting Turkish novelist to reach western readers in years

    Irish Times
  • A terrific book. Poetic, poignant, trenchant

    Ian Rankin on 'Three Daughters of Eve'
  • A thoughtful, charming book that offers a connection to other worlds, perspectives and possibilities

    Sunday Times on 'Three Daughters of Eve'
  • A brave and passionate novel

    Paul Theroux on 'Bastard of Istanbul'
  • A vivid carnival of life and death, cruelty and kindness, love, politics and deep humanity. This is only possible in the hands of a consummate storyteller. Elif Shafak's lyrical command of language and narrative is breathtaking. Brilliant!

    Helena Kennedy
  • Elif Shafak brings into the written realm what so many others want to leave outside. Spend more than ten minutes and 38 seconds in this world of the estranged. Shafak makes a new home for us in words

    Colum McCann