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Pamuk, Orhan Ferin

Born: 1952 AD
Currently alive, at 63 years of age.

Nationality: Turkmen
Categories: Authors, Novelists, Writers


1952 - Ferin Orhan Pamuk born on the 7th of June in Istanbul, Turkey. He is a Nobel Prize-winning Turkish novelist.

1970 - His first novel, Cevdet Bey and His Sons, was published in Pamuk studied journalism and architecture before becoming an author.

1976 - He left the architecture school after three years to become a full-time writer, and graduated from the Institute of Journalism at the University of Istanbul.

1980 - He also spent time at Columbia University in New York.

1982 - He married Aylin Tofajjal Turegen on the 1st of  March.

1985 - 1988 - He was a visiting scholar at Columbia University, a period which also included a visiting fellowship at the University of Iowa.

2005 - Pamuk has won several international literary awards including the German book industry's peace prize in October, in Frankfurt.

2006 - Has won the Nobel Prize for literature, has earned international acclaim for his writing while also generating controversy in his native Turkey.


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