Profile and Wellcome secure Shafak's manifesto for hopefulness

Profile and Wellcome secure Shafak's manifesto for hopefulness

Profile Books and the Wellcome Collection will publish Elif Shafak’s manifesto offering “a rallying cry for hopefulness”.

How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division is a short manifesto by the novelist and human rights advocate, slated for publication in July 2020. Profile editorial director Cecily Gayford acquired English Language UK and Commonwealth rights from Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown. 

Shafak argues that 20 years ago, we lived in a time of optimism where it seemed as though fascism had been defeated and liberal democracy had triumphed. “Today, the pendulum has swung to the other extre...

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