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Across the divide

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February 13, 2007

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Turkish novelist Elif Shafak, 34, has published six novels, her last two in English. The newest, "The Bastard of Istanbul," was a success in Turkey, but ultranationalist lawyers brought her to court under the notorious Article 301, which makes it a crime to "insult Turkishness." Her crime: One of the characters mentions the Turkish massacre of Armenians in 1915. The ... (Full article: 1223 words)

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