Life Lessons with Elif Shafak: In Conversation with Tanya Byron

The book: 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World is included in the ticket price. 

The School of Life has always sought to emphasise the value of reading. When we read, we aren’t simply looking to be entertained. We’re seeking understanding: of distant times; faraway places; different perspectives; and above all, of our own minds. The best kind of book feels like it speaks to us directly, as though the author has somehow plucked thoughts from our head, shaped them into sentences, and laid them bare on the page, just for us. Reading helps us become a little better at being who we always were.   

Elif Shafak is an award-winning author, professor, and acclaimed public speaker. Her 11 novels exploring the lives of women and families in Turkey and Britain have been translated into fifty languages and received universal acclaim. Her latest novel, 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World, is a meditation on death and memory: the story of one woman’s life recalled at the moment of her passing. It’s a testament of the power books can have to make sense out of the largest questions of existence and the outermost limits of human experience.

TIMETABLE

19.00     Venue Opens
19.30     Talk Begins
20.40     Audience Q&A (times may vary)
21.00     Event Ends
21:10     Book Signing 

Please be aware when booking that all attendees under 16 years of age should be accompanied by an adult in order to attend this event. 

About the Speakers 

Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak is an award-winning author, professor, and acclaimed public speaker. Her 11 novels exploring the lives of women and families in Turkey and Britain have been translated into fifty languages and received universal acclaim. Her latest novel, 10 Minutes and 38 Seconds in This Strange World, is a meditation on death and memory: the story of one woman’s life recalled at the moment of her passing.

 

Tanya Byron

Professor Tanya Byron took her undergraduate degree in Psychology at York University, and went on to gain a Masters degree at University College London and a Doctorate at Surrey University for research on drug addiction. Subsequent work followed as a Senior Clinical Psychologist specialising in working with children and adolescents. Up to 2003 she ran a national NHS beacon-awarded training programme for NHS and Social Care staff on Managing Aggression and Violence in the Professional context. Tanya's career has developed in a number of important directions: as a public speaker, and most notably, as a writer and broadcaster.

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Life Lessons with Elif Shafak: In Conversation with Tanya Byron

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  • Thu 4 Jul 2019 19.00
    9-23 Marsham St, Westminster, London, SW1P 3DW