A preview of a sweeping and magical new novel from Elif Shafak.
The Architect’s Apprentice is set in a 16th-century Istanbul bursting with colour, romance and white elephants.
Elif Shafak is the acclaimed author of The Bastard of Istanbul andThe Forty Rules of Love and is the most widely read female novelist in Turkey.
Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages.
She is a contributor to The Telegraph, The Guardian and The New York Times and her TED talk on the politics of fiction has received 1,000,000 views since July 2010.