Winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize for Literature
Orhan Pamuk is a Nobel Prize-winning novelist and is the recipient of numerous national and international literary awards. He is currently a Fellow with Columbia University's Committee on Global Thought and holds an appointment in Columbia's Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures.
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Orhan Pamuk studied architecture at the Istanbul Technical University before leaving to become a full-time writer. He graduated from the Institute of Journalism at the University of Istanbul in 1976. He was a visiting scholar at Columbia University from 1985 to 1988, a period which also included a visiting fellowship at the University of Iowa. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on October 2006, becoming the first Turkish person to receive a Nobel Prize. Orhan was ranked no 4 among 'the most influential voices of 2015' by The WorldPost and the Zurich-based Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute and in 2017 he has received a doctorate from the Accademia di Bella Arti di Brera (Italy).
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Orhan Pamuk is not only one of the world's best known authors but also one of the most outspoken social and political commentators. In his presentations he tackles a wide range of social, political and economic issues as he explains to audiences the potential opportunities for organisations. He is supporter for Turkey's accession to the EU.
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