Orhan Pamuk

1952 - Today

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Ferit Orhan Pamuk (born 7 June 1952) 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 thirteen million books in sixty-three languages, making him the country's best-selling writer.Pamuk is the author of novels including Silent House, The White Castle, The Black Book, The New Life, My Name Is Red, Snow, The Museum of Innocence, A Strangeness in My Mind and The Red-Haired Woman. He is the Robert Yik-Fong Tam Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University, where he teaches writing and comparative literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Orhan Pamuk has received more than 1,209,569 page views. His biography is available in 109 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 106 in 2019). Orhan Pamuk is the 222nd most popular writer (down from 197th in 2019), the 95th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 85th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Turkish Writer.

Orhan Pamuk is a Turkish novelist, poet, academic and journalist. He is best known for his novels The White Castle and My Name is Red.

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  • 78.45

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  • 109

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  • 14.28

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  • 3.73

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

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Among writers, Orhan Pamuk ranks 222 out of 5,794Before him are Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Mary Wollstonecraft, Colette, Walt Whitman, Pierre Corneille, and Louis-Ferdinand Céline. After him are Johanna Spyri, Halldór Laxness, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Jacob Grimm, Nikos Kazantzakis, and Robert Musil.

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Among people born in 1952, Orhan Pamuk ranks 6Before him are Vladimir Putin, Patrick Swayze, Harvey Weinstein, Steven Seagal, and Liam Neeson. After him are Vajiralongkorn, Roberto Benigni, Park Geun-hye, Christopher Reeve, Mickey Rourke, and Jostein Gaarder.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Orhan Pamuk ranks 95 out of 1,128Before him are Irenaeus (130), Abdülaziz (1830), Pedanius Dioscorides (40), Leo III the Isaurian (675), Michael VIII Palaiologos (1224), and Constantine IX Monomachos (1000). After him are Mustafa IV (1779), Pausanias (110), Anacreon (-570), Romanos IV Diogenes (1030), Eudoxus of Cnidus (-408), and Cassius Dio (155).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Orhan Pamuk ranks 5Before him are Homer (-800), Hesiod (-800), Constantine VII (905), and Lucian (120). After him are Anacreon (-570), Anna Komnene (1083), Dionysius of Halicarnassus (-60), Ammianus Marcellinus (330), Yunus Emre (1240), Giorgos Seferis (1900), and Novatian (220).