Orhan Pamuk

Robert Yik-Fong Tam Professor of the Humanities

Columbia University

Orhan Pamuk is one of Turkey's most prominent novelists. Titles (in English) include The White Castle, The Black Book, The New Life, My Name is Red, Snow, Isbanbul: Memories of a City, Other Colors: Essays and a Story and his newest book, The Museum of Innocence. His work has been translated into more than 40 languages and he has received numerous prestigious international prizes, including Le Prix Mediterranee etranger, the Prix Medicis, the Ricarda Huch Prize, and honorary membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2006, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.