Writing and Writing is my happiness blogged by the Turkish Digest is an interview with Turkey's Nobel Laureate of Turkish nationality with Nirmaza Lakshman in which Pamuk describes his affection for Turkey and is positively nationalistic but this is portrayed through his great novels. Particular attention is paid to his most recent book "The Museum of Innocence" and the interview explorrs character and characterisation pluss theme, plot and narrative. Interestingly enough Orhan Pamuk was first published when he was nearly 40 and he has lived most of his life albeit a few years out - inside Turkey.
In this marvellously candid interview Orhan Pamuk talks about the popularity of some of his novels in countries as diverse as China, Spain and Italy and talks about a coming out in 1981 of Salman Rushdie and refers to a love he has of freedom and democracy plus tolerance. Incidentally some of Pamuk's books are international best sellers!
Its an insight into the works and likes and dislikes of Orhan Pamuk and its a fascination interview in relation to say writing and writing and my (Pamuk's)happiness in writing what a lovely interview . thanks Turkish Digest nice work! His next work is a book based on the notion of a street vendor in Istanbul losing his job in the 1970s!