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Think Again Podcast ep. 23 – WRITE TO LIVE/NO LOGIC IN WAR – (feat. Nobel Novelist Orhan Pamuk)

Smart people. Surprise topics. Deep fun. This week, Nobel Laureate and Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk.


   

 

Structural policies about writing fiction are less important than teaching the would-be writer how to behave in life. How to take easily the regular, systematic traumas, writing blocks, manic happiness, and depressive slowing down. Being a writer is more about minding your mental health. Navigating according to your moods. What section, chapter of the book you should write first because it’s appropriate to your mood now. What to do when you’re blocked, and how to skip one chapter, skip one problem, and continue...  — Orhan Pamuk

Think Again is a spontaneous intellectual variety show — The world's brightest minds grapple with surprise topics.

On the heels of the publication of A Strangeness in My Mind, his extraordinary epic novel of life in Istanbul over four decades through the eyes of a street vendor, Nobel Laureate and Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk joins host Jason Gots for a soulful, far-ranging discussion of immigration, war, love, and the art of the novel.

And he teaches Jason something he'll never forget about how to live the writing life.

Listen to THINK AGAIN, EPISODE 23 – WRITE TO LIVE/NO LOGIC IN WAR – (feat. Nobel Novelist Orhan Pamuk)

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