Orhan Pamuk

  • After Jaipur, Orhan Pamuk charms Delhi 28-01-2011 01:14 PM

    New Delhi: It's not easy to describe the demeanour of Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk as he earnestly speaks about how books have shaped his spirit, jokes about how he wanted to be a painter, cleverly dodges a question on his love life and even shares his idea of the "ideal...
  • 'Non-English authors don't get better representation' 24-01-2011 02:45 PM

    Jaipur: Agitated by the categorisation often assigned to non-Western writers by the Western world, Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk feels non-English authors do not get better representation globally. The author, who did not seem to be in the best of humour during a discussion at the Jaipur Literature Festival, said that...
  • Concern over classical literature in Jaipur fest 22-01-2011 08:36 PM

    Jaipur: A growing concern to preserve vernacular and classical literature and to popularise it through translations is gradually occupying centre-stage at the sixth DSC Jaipur Literature Festival underway here. "The new generation has limited access to classical and vernacular literature because most of us speak English. Ask me to name...
  • Jaipur lit fest: a writer's paradise 22-01-2011 11:15 AM

    Jaipur: There was Standing room only by the time Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk's session got underway on Day 1 of the Jaipur Literature Festival. And he certainly lived up to all the hype, and was surprisingly even funny. His girlfriend Booker Prize winner Kiran Desai, demure in the background,...
  • Jaipur lit carnival rubbishes "pretentious" tag 22-01-2011 08:48 AM

    Jaipur: World-famous authors lost themselves amidst thousands of fans as Asia's largest literary event sprang colourfully to life on Friday, debunking criticism of the Jaipur Literature Festival's pretentious overtones. In speeches and debates in bright and airy yellow and green tents, authors, academics and book lovers shared jokes and swapped...
  • Where the world is a stage...

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    It's impossible to sum up the Jaipur Literature Festival in a few words -- it's stunning, sun-drenched, sublime and chaotic all at once. You ...

  • Pamuk says being rhetorical is not his type 21-01-2011 06:52 PM

    Jaipur: His characteristic literary style was born out of a quest to re-discover the roots of a diminishing Ottoman Islamic tradition in a westernising Turkey, but Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk believes one does not have to be rhetorical in wanting to preserve the historical culture of his birthplace. "What is...
  • Jaipur lit fest begins on a spirited note 21-01-2011 10:40 AM

    Jaipur: JM Coetzee, Orhan Pamuk, Gulzar, Javed Akhtar, Junot Diaz, Martin Amis, Jay McInerney amongst the literary stars who converged at the landscaped lawns of the 17th century Diggy Palace in Jaipur, reflecting the eclectic spirit of the sixth edition of the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival, which promises to be...
  • Jaipur literature festival just got bigger 17-01-2011 01:27 PM

    Orhan Pamuk, JM Coetzee, Vikram Seth, Patrick French, Junot Diaz -- the list would please the lover of the written word. These and over 215 writers from India and the world, including seven Booker Prize and five Pulitzer Prize winners will hold centrestage at the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival scheduled...
  • Literature fest to light up Jaipur in January 18-12-2010 06:18 PM

    New Delhi: India is high on literature. If 2010 saw the Kovalam Literature Festival grow bigger and the Hay Festival make its debut in Kerala, the start of 2011 will see a lavish shows of literary glitz in Jaipur when the city unveils its annual literature festival. Described by columnist...
  • Author Pamuk says he dreads newspapers for bad news 07-03-2009 03:53 AM

    Nobel Laureate Pamuk says he is very influenced by what he sees. ...
  • Orhan Pamuk wins literature Nobel 12-10-2006 04:58 PM

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