Orhan Pamuk: Turkey's Controversial Faulkner

Orhan Pamuk

hide captionOrhan Pamuk's work has been translated into more than 20 languages.

Jerry Bauer

In his native Turkey, Orhan Pamuk is considered the William Faulkner of contemporary fiction.

His novels cover topics from Euro-Turkish conflicts during the Renaissance to love, politics and exile. His latest book is Istanbul: Memories and the City, a memoir about growing up in Istanbul.

Frank Browning talks with the writer in Istanbul about his relationship to the ever-changing city and his controversial opinions on Turkey's history.

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