Sunday, March 20, 2005

Orhan Pamuk

Orhan Pamuk

Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul in 1952 and has spent all his life there, except three years in New York City. After attending the architecture program in Istanbul Technical University for three years, he finished the Institute of Journalism at the Istanbul University. Orhan Pamuk started writing at the age of 22.

Success didn't come at once and he had to rely on his father for financial help. Early naturalistic novels gave way to more postmodern, tricky works, and his breakthrough came in 1994 when his fourth novel, New Life, became a bestseller.

Orhan Pamuk is now the author of seven novels and the recipient of major Turkish and international literary awards. He is one of Europe's most prominent novelists, and his work has been translated into twenty-six languages. My Name is Red won the 2003 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

He lives in Istanbul, Turkey.

Orhan Pamuk Bibliography :

  • Cevdet Bey and His Sons (1982)
  • The Silent House (1983)
  • The White Castle (1985; 1991)
  • The Black Book (1990; 1995)
  • The New Life (1995; 1997)
  • My Name is Red (August 2001)
  • Snow (August 2004)

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