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Elif Shafak

1971 - Today

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Elif Shafak (Turkish: Elif Şafak, pronounced [eˈlif ʃaˈfak]; born 25 October 1971) is a Turkish-British novelist, essayist, public speaker, political scientist and activist. Shafak writes in Turkish and English, and has published 19 works. She is best known for her novels, which include The Bastard of Istanbul, The Forty Rules of Love, Three Daughters of Eve and 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elif Shafak has received more than 841,069 page views. Her biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Elif Shafak is the 1,958th most popular writer (up from 2,334th in 2019), the 2,200th most popular biography from France (up from 2,460th in 2019) and the 279th most popular French Writer.

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Among writers, Elif Shafak ranks 1,958 out of 5,755Before her are Tony Robbins, Ramón Sampedro, Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Jean d'Ormesson, Aphrahat, and Lina Kostenko. After her are Junji Ito, Vasyl Sukhomlynsky, Alfred Bester, Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, Countess of Ségur, and Servius Sulpicius Rufus.

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Among people born in 1971, Elif Shafak ranks 41Before her are Claire Forlani, Thalía, Selena, Paul Bettany, Martin Freeman, and Sofia Coppola. After her are Shannen Doherty, Pedro Alonso, David Coulthard, Thomas Piketty, Anette Olzon, and Sergi Barjuán.

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In France

Among people born in France, Elif Shafak ranks 2,200 out of 6,011Before her are Jacques Cœur (1395), Walter V, Count of Brienne (1278), Mathieu Amalric (1965), Gabriel Pierné (1863), Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange (1610), and Isabella, Countess of Vertus (1348). After her are Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr (1808), Louis François Joseph, Prince of Conti (1734), Michel Rocard (1930), Jean Goujon (1510), Medardus (470), and Jacques-Nicolas Billaud-Varenne (1756).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Elif Shafak ranks 279Before her are Marceline Desbordes-Valmore (1786), Jean-Dominique Bauby (1952), Francis Jammes (1868), Ernst Robert Curtius (1886), Pierre Alexis Ponson du Terrail (1829), and Jean d'Ormesson (1925). After her are Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr (1808), Jean Bodel (1165), Philippe Sollers (1936), Isaac the Blind (1160), Paul Morand (1888), and Michel Leiris (1901).

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