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An Evening with Elif Shafak


From £32

A 9% booking fee applies online and over the phone. A £2.50 postage fee is charged where applicable.

The internationally bestselling, beloved author and activist Elif Shafak joins us to share the story of one lost poem, two great rivers and three remarkable lives – all connected by a single drop of water.

Elif is an author whose novels succeed at enchanting the spirit and the senses, stirring the heart, and making us think deeply about the great themes of human life, all at the same time.

Following her Sunday Times bestseller The Island of Missing Trees and the Booker-listed 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World, comes There Are Rivers in the Sky: a rich, sweeping novel set between the 19th century and modern times, about love and loss, memory and erasure, hurt and healing, centred around three enchanting characters living on the banks of the River Thames and the River Tigris – their lives all curiously touched by the epic of Gilgamesh.

Don’t miss this chance to join one of the most widely celebrated and accomplished authors of our time.

“Make place for Elif Shafak on your bookshelf. Make place for her in your heart too. You won’t regret it.” Arundhati Roy