Türkiye wins over the Czechs… Get to know the only Turkish writer who won the Nobel Prize in Literature

had won Türkiye national team on Czech national team Yesterday in the European Nations Cup, two goals to one, which led to the qualification of the Turkish team, and today we stop with the career of a Turkish writer who won the Nobel Prize. Orhan Pamuk.

Orhan Pamuk

Orhan Pamuk is famous for his works examining Turkish identity and history and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006.

Orhan Pamuk grew up in a wealthy, Western-oriented family. He attended Robert College, an American school in Istanbul, and continued studying architecture at Istanbul University. After three years, he left his studies and devoted himself to writing. In 1977, he graduated from Istanbul University with a degree in journalism. From 1985 to 1988, he lived in United States Visiting professor at Columbia University in New York and the University of Iowa, according to Encyclopedia Britannica.

Orhan Pamuk began writing seriously in 1974, and eight years later published his first novel, Cevdet Bey and His Sons, a comprehensive story of an Istanbul family during and after the establishment of the Turkish Republic. Pamuk first achieved international fame with the 1985 novel, The White Castle, his third novel that explores The nature of identity through the story of an educated Italian youth who was captured to become the slave of a scholar in seventeenth-century Istanbul.

His later widely translated novels included The Black Book (1990), a dense depiction of Istanbul; The New Life (1996); and My Name is Red (1998), the novel that established his fame as a world novelist and was translated into several languages, including Arabic, where it was published in Arabic in more than one edition.

Pamuk’s other works include “Istanbul: Memories of the City,” published in 2004 and translated into Arabic, a partly fictional memoir, as well as “The Naive and Sentimental Novelist,” published in 2010, in which he explained his theories about the novel as a literary form.

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