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Elif Shafak: The Island of Missing Trees


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This event is available on demand from Sunday 6 March 5.30pm AEDT/5pm ACDT, until 5.30pmpm AEDT/5pm ACDT Tuesday 8 March 2022

Join best-selling author Elif Shafak as she discusses her latest novel, The Island of Missing Trees.

In this rich, moving story, star-crossed lovers, Greek Christian Kostas and Turkish Muslim Defne, navigate the violence of the partition of Cyprus to eventually find safety in London. This stunningly original follow up to Shafak’s last novel, the Booker Prize-shortlisted 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World, is a beautifully crafted story of love, loss and belonging, infused with the humanity and heart that is the hallmark of her acclaimed writings.

As part of Adelaide Writers Week, Shafak will be live-streamed from the UK to join on-stage host Michael Williams for a discussion of The Island of Missing Trees. You can now book to watch a recording of this event online.

Presented in partnership with Adelaide Writers’ Week

This event takes place online and is available on demand from
5.30pm AEDT/5pm ACDT, Sunday 6 March until 5.30pm AEDT/5pm ACDT, Tuesday 8 March 2022. To avoid disruption, please ensure you have finished watching by this time. The viewing period cannot be extended for those who did not view the event prior to this time.


Elif Shahak

Elif Shafak is an award-winning British-Turkish novelist. She has published 19 books, 12 of which are novels, including her latest The Island of Missing Trees, shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award. She is a bestselling author in many countries around the world and her work has been translated ... Read more

Michael Williams

Michael Williams is the Director of the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas in Melbourne. He has worked at the Wheeler Centre since inception in 2009, when he was hired as the Head of Programming before being appointed as Director in September 2011. He has hosted Blueprint for Living (2015... Read more

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