Orhan Pamuk

Listen in pop-out player

Orhan Pamuk talks, in an extended conversation with Philip Dodd, about his writing career and his views of modern Turkey. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2006, his novels include The Black Book, Snow, My Name is Red and The Museum of Innocence - a book and a real building created by the author which earlier this year was awarded the European Museum of the Year award. There's also his nonfiction including the memoir Istanbul.

In this conversation, recorded earlier this year, he discusses the idea of division between the religious and the secular and division in a more personal, internalised way and he tackles the question of whether Turkey should join the European Union. Earlier this month the European Union's executive arm pressed for long-stalled membership talks with Turkey to begin again with negotiations over changes in two policy areas hampering the accession process - current Turkish policy on civil rights and judicial independence.

Producer: Neil Trevithick

First broadcast in April 2014.

Release date:

Available now

45 minutes

Last on

Wed 29 Oct 2014 22:00


Role Contributor
PresenterPhilip Dodd
Interviewed GuestOrhan Pamuk
ProducerNeil Trevithick

The Speed of Life: Free Thinking Festival 2017

Free Thinking Webtile

17 - 19 March at Sage Gateshead. Second batch of tickets available from 17 February

Four artworks that explore what it meant to be Black and British in the 1980s

1920crop Covers Graceful

Four images that reflect the culture of the time

The Arts and Ideas Podcast

Arts and Ideas

You can download all the past episodes of Radio 3's Free Thinking