Turkey's best-selling female novelist, Elif Shafak, talks to Joan Bakewell about the influence of Sufism on her writing.
Elif Shafak is more than a little in love with Rumi, the Sufi mystic poet who features in her novel "The Forty Rules of Love." In this programme Turkey's best-selling woman novelist tells Joan Bakewell about her growing attachment to this figure, and about the connections she sees between the role of a 13th century mystic philosopher and herself as a 21st century writer.
- Thu 27 Dec 2012 21:10
- Mon 30 Dec 2013 21:00