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Orhan Pamuk at NYPL | October 21, 2015

Orhan Pamuk on his moral duty as a novelist:

Posted by NYPL The New York Public Library on Thursday, October 22, 2015

From the Nobel Prize winner and bestselling author of Snow, My Name Is Red, and The Museum of Innocence comes A Strangeness in My Mind, a soaring, panoramic new novel telling the unforgettable tale of an Istanbul street vendor and the love of his life. The 2006 Library Lion joins Paul Holdengräber on the occasion of the book's English translation.

ORHAN PAMUK won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006. His novel My Name Is Red won the 2003 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His work has been translated into more than sixty languages. A Strangeness in My Mind, Pamuk’s latest novel, was translated from Turkish by Ekin Oklap.

MONA ELTAHAWY is an award-winning columnist and international public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues and global feminism. She is based in Cairo and New York City. She is the author of Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, released April 2015, and is a columnist for the International New York Times opinion pages. During the 18-day revolution that toppled Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak, she appeared on most major media outlets, leading the feminist website Jezebel to describe her as "The Woman Explaining Egypt to the West". In November 2011, Egyptian riot police beat her, breaking her left arm and right hand, and sexually assaulted her and she was detained for 12 hours by the Interior Ministry and Military Intelligence. Newsweek magazine named Eltahawy one of its "150 Fearless Women of 2012", Time magazine featured her along with other activists from around the world as its People of the Year and Arabian Business magazine named her one of the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women. 

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