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Edmund de Waal, Orhan Pamuk

Ceramicist Edmund de Waal and author Orhan Pamuk discuss porcelain, craft skills, how historic objects are displayed in museums and the changing nature of cities with Philip Dodd.

Orhan Pamuk, novelist and Nobel Prize winner is in conversation with Edmund de Waal - the potter and best-selling author of the Hare with Amber Eyes - who has been on a quest to explore the history of porcelain. Philip Dodd chairs a conversation ranging across the colours white and red, appreciating and conserving craft skills, the way historic objects are displayed in museums, and the changing identity of cities such as Dresden, Jingdezhen and Istanbul.

Orhan Pamuk's new novel is called A Strangeness In My Mind.

Edmund de Waal's new book is called The White Road: A Pilgrimage of Sorts.

Producer: Robyn Read

First broadcast September 2015.

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45 minutes

Free Thinking: interview with Orhan Pamuk - 29 October 2014

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.

Listen to: Free Thinking - 29 October 2014

Credits

Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Orhan Pamuk
Interviewed Guest Edmund de Waal
Presenter Philip Dodd
Producer Robyn Read

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