Elif Shafak (née Bilgin) born Strasbourg, France October 25, 1971. Turkish novelist and columnist.
I am a writer.
I am a nomad.
I am a cosmopolite.
I am a lover of Sufism.
I am a pacifist.
I am a vegetarian and I am a woman, more or less in that order.
(a gallimaufry, Dec. 13, 2013; photo Wikipedia)