Orhan Pamuk
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"Ferit Orhan Pamuk" is a Turkish people/Turkish novelist, screenwriter, academic and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature. One of Turkey's most prominent novelists, his work has sold over eleven million books in sixty languages, making him the country's best-selling writer.

Born in Istanbul, Pamuk is the author of novels including The White Castle, The Black Book (Pamuk novel)/The Black Book, The New Life (novel)/The New Life, My Name Is Red, Snow (Pamuk novel)/Snow and The Museum of Innocence.

As well as the Nobel Prize in Literature (the first Nobel Prize to be awarded to a Turkish citizen), Pamuk is the recipient of numerous other literary awards. My Name Is Red won the 2002 Prix du Meilleur Livre √Čtranger, 2002 Premio Grinzane Cavour and 2003 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

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