book | Fiction | 1998
Pinhan was awarded the Rumi Prize, an award given to best works in mystical/transcendental literature.
A generous, compassionate novel, rich in philosophy and culture, Pinhan tells the story of a hermaphrodite mystic against the backdrop of the Ottoman Empire. As in Elif Shafak's other works, Pinhan explores and challenges the idea of identity as a pregiven, fixed entity. Elif Shafak's imaginary universe is fluid, passionate and mesmerizing.
The audio rights are handled by Alice Lutyens.
Daisy Meyrick manages the translation rights for Pinhan