Award-winning British-Turkish novelist and storyteller Elif Shafak will consider how we can all stay sane in an age of division. She gathers leading commentators to tackle big questions around the climate crisis, unconscious bias, cancel culture, free speech and how to take the heat out of our age of outrage.
Elif Shafak was shortlisted for The Booker Prize 2019 (10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World). Her novel Forty Rules of Love was chosen by BBC as one of the 100 Novels that Shaped Our World. Her new non-fiction title based on her Wellcome lecture, How to Stay Sane in An Age of Division appears this summer with Profile.
Shamil Thakrar talks to fellow culinary powerhouse Yotam Ottolenghi And Ixta Belfrage about the strong cultural influences that make Dishoom and Ottolenghi so unique. He also explores stories of the colonial experience, remembering and celebrating lesser-known heroes of independence movements during the colonial era.
Shamil Thakrar is co-founder of Dishoom, winner of Best Restaurant in the UK two years running. Dishoom now has eight sites in the UK and employs over a thousand people. Before 2010, he had, amongst other things, been a management consultant for five years and worked in the food industry for eight years. Shamil along with co-founder Kavi Thakrar and Executive Chef Naved Nasir, co-authored the restaurant’s first book, “Dishoom: From Bombay with Love“, in 2019.