Orhan Pamuk on writing fiction in contemporary Turkey.

Orhan Pamuk on Writing Fiction in Today’s Turkey

Orhan Pamuk on Writing Fiction in Today’s Turkey

Pointed interviews with Isaac Chotiner.
Aug. 17 2017 7:15 AM

I Have to Ask: The Orhan Pamuk Edition

The author of The Red-Haired Woman on writing and living through Turkish history.

Turkish author and Nobel Prize in Literature Orhan Pamuk
Turkish author and Nobel Prize in Literature recipient Orhan Pamuk.

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Orhan Pamuk is an author and Nobel Prize winner. He sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss his new novel, The Red-Haired Woman; the cultural scene in Turkey as it undergoes political purges; and how writing fiction functions as an escape from the real world.

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Podcast production by Audrey Dilling.