Daunt Books Festival 2019

The Runaways

Fatima Bhutto and Elif Shafak with Georgina Godwin


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Thursday 14th March 2019 at 8:30pm  |  Daunt Books Marylebone


Tickets are £10 including a glass of wine.

Fatima Bhutto’s new novel The Runaways draws together the lives of Anita, living in Karachi’s biggest slum, Monty, who lives among Karachi’s elite and Sunny, whose father left India for England to give him the opportunities he never enjoyed. As runaways their paths will meet in the desert, where each has to make a terrible choice.

‘As compassionate as it is trenchant, this rare fiction is an illuminating guide through the great disorder of our times.’ Pankaj Mishra, author of Age of Anger

Elif Shafak is an award-winning British-Turkish novelist and the most widely read female author in Turkey. She writes in both Turkish and English, and has published seventeen books, eleven of which are novels. Her work has been translated into fifty languages. Shafak holds a PhD in political science and she has taught at various universities in Turkey, the US and the UK, including St Anne’s College, Oxford University, where she is an honorary fellow. She is a member of Weforum Global Agenda Council on Creative Economy and a founding member of ECFR (European Council on Foreign Relations). An advocate for women’s rights, LGBT rights and freedom of speech, Shafak is an inspiring public speaker and twice a TED Global speaker, each time receiving a standing ovation.

Georgina Godwin, who hosts the Meet the Writers podcast for Monocle, leads the conversation.


This event is part of the Daunt Books Festival 2019.
The event will start at 
20:30 and end at approximately 21:30.

Can’t make the talk?
You can buy a signed copy of Fatima Bhutto’s The Runaways here.
Please note, these will only be sent out once the talk has taken place.

Event Details

Thursday 14th March at 8:30pm
Event takes place at Daunt Books Marylebone, 83 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4QW.
Please collect your tickets at the venue.