Tuesday, March 8, 2011


A Turkish chemistry student sent this evocative card of her richly-textured country. The timing was felicitous as I've recently been reading the Turkish novelist Elif Shafak. The day before the card arrived a friend had sent a link to an excellent talk Shafak gave last year on the politics of fiction. Definitely worth a listen: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/elif_shafak_the_politics_of_fiction.html