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Orhan Pamuk

Wednesday 12 September 2007 21:45-22:30 (Radio 3)

Kenan Malik talks to the winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize for Literature, Orhan Pamuk.  He discusses the dilemma at the heart of Turkey's identity, and his relationship with Istanbul.

Duration:

45 minutes

Orhan Pamuk. Photo by Jerry Bauer

Orhan Pamuk

Orhan Pamuk

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Orhan Pamuk

On a Night Waves special, Kenan Malik interviews award winning author, Orhan Pamuk.

Orhan Pamuk is Turkey's best-known novelist and the first Turk to be awarded a Nobel Prize. He has been writing for thirty years - though as he recalls on the programme it took him eight years' hard toil to find a publisher to accept his first script. He became famous in the West for books like The White Castle and My Name is Red which succeeds both in evoking Turkey's Ottoman past and addressing questions of East and West, modernity and tradition, Islam and Secularism.




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