ORHAN PAMUK

  • Jeet Thayil's 'Narcopolis' in Man Asian shortlist January 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian author Jeet Thayil's debut novel Narcopolis featured among five novels showcasing the diversity and depth of writing from Istanbul to Tokyo as the shortlist for the 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize was revealed, listing distinctive and celebrated writers for the first time in a regionwide context. The shortlist,...
  • After Jaipur, Orhan Pamuk charms Delhi January 28, 2011

    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...
  • 'NonEnglish authors don't get better representation' January 24, 2011

    Jaipur: Agitated by the categorisation often assigned to nonWestern writers by the Western world, Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk feels nonEnglish 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 even...
  • Concern over classical literature in Jaipur fest January 22, 2011

    Jaipur: A growing concern to preserve vernacular and classical literature and to popularise it through translations is gradually occupying centrestage 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 one...
  • Jaipur lit fest: a writer's paradise January 22, 2011

    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, will...
  • Jaipur lit carnival rubbishes "pretentious" tag January 22, 2011

    Jaipur: Worldfamous 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 stories,...
  • Pamuk says being rhetorical is not his type January 21, 2011

    Jaipur: His characteristic literary style was born out of a quest to rediscover 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 my...
  • Jaipur lit fest begins on a spirited note January 21, 2011

    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 January 17, 2011

    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 December 18, 2010

    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 Tina...
  • Author Pamuk says he dreads newspapers for bad news March 7, 2009

    Mumbai: One of Turkey's most prominent novelists Orhan Pamuk, visited Mumbai on Thursday evening. Pamuk has sold over seven million books in more than fifty languages. Pamuk tells CNNIBN that books are his reaction to not feeling at home although he loved being at home for most of his life. ...
  • Orhan Pamuk wins literature Nobel October 12, 2006

    Stockholm: Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk, whose uncommon lyrical gifts and uncompromising politics have brought him acclaim worldwide and prosecution at home, won the Nobel literature prize on Thursday for his works dealing with the symbols of clashing cultures. The selection of Pamuk, whose recent trial for ''insulting Turkishness'' raised concerns about...