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About Orhan Pamuk

Orhan Pamuk has been described as Turkey’s "greatest living novelist". His works have been translated into over 40 languages. In 2003 he won the International IMPAC award for My Name is Red. His 2004 novel Snow has met with similar acclaim. His most recent book, Istanbul, is a personal history of his native city. His website is at

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

A look at the sources of inspiration behind "The Museum of Innocence"

In a famous article in the "Paris Review", Hemingway made a list of the literary figures who had influenced him. When I decided to become an author, I was determined to make the same list.

Freedom to write: Orhan Pamuk, Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie

openDemocracy presents the first of a series of audio features from the PEN World Voices literary festival. Salman Rushdie, Orhan Pamuk and Margaret Atwood discuss power, shame and saying the unsayable.

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