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Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul, Turkey on June 7, 1952. After graduating from Robert College in Istanbul, he studied architecture at the Istanbul Technical University. After three years, he decided to become a writer and graduated from the Institute of Journalism at the University of Istanbul in 1976. In 1982, he published his first novel Cevdet Bey and His Sons, which received both the Orhan Kemal and Milliyet literary prizes. His novel, My Name Is Red, won the French Prix Du Meilleur Livre Etranger, the 2002 Italian Grinzane Cavour, and the 2003 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. He has received numerous Turkish and international literary awards for his works including the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature. His recent work includes A Strangeness in My Mind. (Bowker Author Biography) Orhan Pamuk is the author of six previous novels, including "The White Castle" & "The New Life". He lives in Istanbul with his family. (Publisher Provided)
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My Name Is Red 6,512 copies, 154 reviews
Snow 6,492 copies, 143 reviews
Istanbul: Memories and the City 3,284 copies, 65 reviews
The Black Book 2,027 copies, 32 reviews
The Museum of Innocence 1,974 copies, 63 reviews
The White Castle 1,624 copies, 37 reviews
The New Life 1,035 copies, 17 reviews
A Strangeness in My Mind 761 copies, 27 reviews
Other Colors: Essays and a Story 728 copies, 10 reviews
Silent House 658 copies, 14 reviews
The Red-Haired Woman 405 copies, 14 reviews
Mr. Cevdet and His Sons 166 copies, 7 reviews
The Innocence of Objects 122 copies, 2 reviews
My Father's Suitcase 86 copies, 2 reviews
Alex Webb: Istanbul 51 copies, 1 review
Balkon 5 copies
Orange 2 copies
The Paris Review Interviews II (Introduction, some editions) 300 copies, 3 reviews
Granta 77: What We Think of America (Contributor) 203 copies
Granta 85: Hidden Histories (Contributor) 159 copies
Granta 68: Love Stories (Contributor) 146 copies, 1 review
Granta 61: The Sea (Contributor) 139 copies
Granta 149: Europe: Strangers in the Land (Contributor) 32 copies, 1 review
Ara Güler's Istanbul (Preface) 24 copies

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