Pamuk in his Museum of Innocence – Courtesy of Wikimedia commons
CAIRO – 20 July 2017: Nobel award winning Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk is set to release his 10th newest novel, 'The Red-Haired Woman' next month on August 22.
Born on 1952 in Istanbul, Pamuk had originally devoted himself to architecture, his parents dream for him, though his priorities shifted upon graduating the American Robert College in Istanbul as a journalist, though he never worked as one.
At the age of 23 he took to the typewriter and began work on his first novel, 'Cevdet Bey and His Sons', published seven years later.
His second novel 'The Silent House' would be translated into French and received the '1991 Prix de la découverte européene' prize, the first of many awards he would be honored with.
It would be 'The White Castle' that would grant him international fame, going on to be translated in English and numerous other languages.
A post-modern writer, Pamuk's books cover a wide range of interesting themes such as culture clashes, east vs. west and tradition vs. modern life. His books would wind up getting translated into 63 languages, cementing Pamuk's status as one of Turkey's most widely-read authors.
Pamuk's newest tale, 'The Red-Haired Woman' follows a well-digger and his apprentice as they struggle to work on barren lands.
At some point, the apprentice encounters a mysterious woman with brilliant red hair who enchants him, leading the boy down a path of mystery and tragedy.
In 2006, Pamuk was the second youngest person ever to receive the 'Nobel Prize for Literature.'
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