Shafak translated in 54 international markets

Shafak translated in 54 international markets

Elif Shafak has now seen her entire body of work sold in 54 international markets in translation, with a 55th under negotiation.

The British-Turkish author's Booker-shortlisted 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World (Penguin), has been sold in 28 markets after being bought by Tranan in Sweden last week, according to translation rights agent Daisy Meyrick of Curtis Brown. 

Her books have also been sold in a huge range of other markets including lesser targeted ones such as Azerbaijani, Kannada, Sinhalese and Uighur.

Shafak's agent is Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown, while Charlie Tooke works alongside Meyrick on foreign deals.

Shafak's 2010 novel The Forty Rules of Love (Penguin) is the writer's most translated title, having been published in 39 languages. It was optioned last year by Netflix for a Turkish-language adaptation.

How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division, Shafak’s “powerful, uplifting essay” which argues for optimism, tolerance and progress, is published in August by Profile Books.