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Elif Shafak and Kirsty Lang

The Island of Missing Trees

Hay Festival 2022, 

The Turkish-British novelist’s latest work is a rich and magical tale of belonging and identity, love and trauma, memory and amnesia, human-induced destruction of nature and, ultimately, renewal. She explains the main themes of the novel and her creative process in conversation with writer, broadcaster and contributor to BBC, Channel 4 and The Sunday Times Kirsty Lang.

Elif Shafak and Kirsty Lang