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Meeting with Orhan Pamuk

The Nobel Prize for Literature winner 2006 in conversation with journalist Pepa Fernández

Debate

Orhan Pamuk is the most internationally-recognised Turkish writer and his work has been translated into sixty languages. Journalist  Pepa Fernández talks with him about his work and his professional career.

Pamuk is a leading author due to his approach to the differences between Western and Eastern culture. The Nobel Prize was awarded to him because “in the quest for the melancholic soul of his native city he has discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures”. His work shows us the essence of a country that has forged its identity while combining tradition and modernity.

He is presenting his tenth novel The Red-Haired Woman (Penguin Random House, 2017), a contemporary tragedy about parent-child relations in the Istanbul of the 1980s and up to the present day. A story of love and parricide that mixes intrigue, fable and tragedy and that investigates the founding myths of East and West.

Presenters: Pepa Fernández

Participants: Orhan Pamuk

This activity is part of Kosmopolis. Continuous Programme 2018, Kosmopolis

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Orhan Pamuk

The Nobel Prize for Literature winner 2006 in conversation with journalist Pepa Fernández

Orhan Pamuk is a leading author due to his approach to the differences between Western and Eastern culture. His work shows us the essence of a country that has forged its identity while combining tradition and modernity. During the Kosmopolis Continuous Programme 2018, Pamuk presented the novel The ...

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