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Orhan Pamuk

Author, "A Strangeness in Mind"

Orhan Pamuk is a Turkish novelist who in 2006 won the Nobel Prize in Literature. He is the author of novels including The White CastleThe Black BookThe New LifeMy Name Is RedSnow, The Museum of Innocence, and A Strangeness in My Mind. 


He is the Robert Yik-Fong Tam Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University, where he teaches writing and comparative literature. Pamuk holds honorary doctorates from the Free University of Berlin, Tilburg University, Boğaziçi University, and Georgetown, and his books have been translated into more than fifty languages.



What Culture Clash?

As the Nobel laureate and Istanbul native argues, the so-called clash between Eastern and Western cultures in the region is a malignant myth—in reality, civilizations can come together easily.
3 min

Making Love Visible

When it comes to love, the human mind is often split between feelings of disappointment and ecstasy. But how does one communicate this? The Turkish novelist and Nobel laureate spent […]
5 min