- Ferit Orhan Pamuk is a Turkish novelist, screenwriter, academic and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature
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|How old is Orhan Pamuk in 2021? / Age: ||69 years
Orhan Pamuk facts
- One of Turkey's most prominent novelists, his work has sold over thirteen million books in sixty-three languages, making him the country's best-selling writer
- Pamuk is the author of novels including The White Castle, The Black Book, The New Life, My Name Is Red, Snow and The Museum of Innocence
- He is the Robert Yik-Fong Tam Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University, where he teaches writing and comparative literature
- Born in Istanbul, Pamuk is the first Turkish Nobel laureate
- He is also the recipient of numerous other literary awards
- My Name Is Red won the 2002 Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, 2002 Premio Grinzane Cavour and 2003 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
- The European Writers' Parliament came about as a result of a joint proposal by Pamuk and José Saramago
- In 2005, the ultra-nationalist lawyer Kemal Kerinçsiz sued Pamuk over his statement regarding the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire
- His intention, according to Pamuk himself, had been to highlight issues relating to freedom of speech in the country of his birth
- The court initially rejected to hear the case, but in 2011 Pamuk was ordered to pay 6,000 liras in total compensation for having insulted the plaintiffs' honor
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