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Orhan Pamuk


Turkey (1952 - )

Ferit Orhan Pamuk, generally known simply as Orhan Pamuk, is a Turkish novelist. He is also the Robert Yik-Fong Tam Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University, where he teaches comparative literature and writing.One of Turkey's most prominent novelists, his work has sold over eleven million books in sixty languages, making him the country's best-selling writer. Pamuk is the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Nobel Prize in Literature 2006, the first Nobel Prize to be awarded to a Turkish citizen.The European Writers' Parliament came from a proposal by Pamuk and José Saramago
 
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Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel winner (2003) : My Name Is Red
Nobel Prize in Literature Lifetime Achievement winner (2006)
Man Booker International Prize Best Book nominee (2016) : A Strangeness in My Mind
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Book nominee (2017) : A Strangeness in My Mind


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