Nov 16 2009
Winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize for Literature and Cultural Diversity speaker
Orhan Pamuk is a Nobel Prize-winning novelist and is the recipient of numerous national and international literary awards. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on October 2006, becoming the first Turkish person to receive a Nobel Prize. He is currently a Fellow with Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought and holds an appointment in Columbia’s Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures at The School of the Arts.
“One of the world’s most celebrated novelist”
Orhan Pamuk studied architecture at the Istanbul Technical University before leaving to become a full-time writer. He graduated from the Institute of Journalism at the University of Istanbul in 1976. He was a visiting scholar at Columbia University from 1985 to 1988, a period which also included a visiting fellowship at the University of Iowa. He returned to Istanbul, where he lived until 2006, before returning to the US to take up a position as a visiting professor at Columbia.
What he offers you
Orhan Pamuk is not only one of the world’s best known authors but also one of the most outspoken social and political commentators. In his presentations he tackles a wide range of social, political and economic issues as he explains to audiences the potential opportunities for organisations. He is supporter for Turkey’s accession to the EU.
How he presents
Orhan Pamuk mesmerises audiences with his highly engaging speeches and he is an ideal choice as a guest for events where a live interview format is used.
Watch a video presentation of Orhan Pamuk
Istanbul: Memories and the City
My Name is Red
The New Life
The Black Book
The White Castle
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