Awards & Winners

Orhan Pamuk

Date of Birth 07-June-1952
Place of Birth Istanbul
(Marmara Region, Turkey, Greater Istanbul, Istanbul Province)
Nationality Turkey
Also know as Ferit Orhan Pamuk
Profession Writer, Novelist
Ferit Orhan Pamuk is a Turkish novelist, screenwriter, academic and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature. One of Turkey's most prominent novelists, his work has sold over eleven million books in sixty languages, making him the country's best-selling writer. Born in Istanbul, Pamuk is Robert Yik-Fong Tam Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University, where he teaches comparative literature and writing. His novels include The White Castle, The Black Book, The New Life, My Name Is Red and Snow. As well as the Nobel Prize in Literature, Pamuk is the recipient of numerous other literary awards. My Name Is Red won the 2002 Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, 2002 Premio Grinzane Cavour and 2003 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. The European Writers' Parliament came about as a result of a joint proposal by Pamuk and José Saramago. In 2005, Pamuk was put on trial in Turkey after he made a statement regarding the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire. His intention, according to Pamuk himself, had been to highlight issues relating to freedom of speech in the country of his birth. The ensuing controversy featured the burning of Pamuk's books at rallies. He has also been the target of assassination attempts.

Awards by Orhan Pamuk

Check all the awards nominated and won by Orhan Pamuk.


Nobel Prize in Literature
(who in the quest for the melancholic soul of his native city has discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures)

Nominations 2006 »

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Neustadt International Prize for Literature


Prix Médicis étranger
Honored for : Snow

Nominations 2005 »

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National Book Critics Circle Award for Memoir/Autobiography Istanbul: Memories and a City


International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
Honored for : My Name is Red

Nominations 2003 »

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International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award My Name is Red


Nominations 1992 »

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Neustadt International Prize for Literature