Elif is an internationally award-winning novelist and the most widely read female writer in Turkey. She is also a women's rights activist and an inspirational public speaker. She has published 15 books, ten of which are novels, including the bestselling The Bastard of Istanbul, The Forty Rules of Love and her most recent, Three Daughters of Eve. Her books have been published in 48 languages. Elif is also a TEDGlobal speaker, a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Creative Economy in Davos and a founding member of the European Council on Foreign Relations.