First of three London Book Fair author spotlights annouced: Elif Shafak

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  • Updated: Jan 23, 2013 13:46 IST

Turkish writer Elif Shafak. Photo: AFP/ Mychele Daniau

Turkish writer Elif Shafak, of "The Forty Rules of Love" and "Honor," has been announced as the first of three Authors of the Day at the London Book Fair.

The French-born author was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2008 with her novel "The Bastard of Istanbul," while "Honor" placed on the 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize longlist and "The Forty Rules of Love" was nominated for the 2012 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

Shafak is to appear at the London Book fair on Tuesday, April 16, with authors for the Monday and Wednesday yet to be announced.

The fair runs April 15-17 at Earls Court, London.


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