Orhan Pamuk is perhaps Turkey’s greatest living storyteller — a man who, like his country, inhabits and embodies that place between East and West. In his works, he captures the pain and the poetry of two cultures that continually and dangerously misunderstand each other.
But in his new novel “Snow,” Pamuk takes on the extreme tensions of contemporary geopolitics. His protagonist is a “porridge-hearted liberal” with a taste for pornographic videos. His female hero is a passionate Islamist, who commits murder while defending the rights of young women to wear headscarves.
Hear a conversation with occidental novelist, Orhan Pamuk, about his latest novel.
Orhan Pamuk, author of “Snow”