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 1,329,077 page views. His biography is available in 109 different languages on Wikipedia. Orhan Pamuk is the 187th most popular writer (up from 222nd in 2019), the 84th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 95th in 2019) and the 5th most popular 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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  • 72.86

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  • 109

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 14.09

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  • 3.68

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Orhan Pamuk ranks 187 out of 5,755Before him are Juvenal, Mansur Al-Hallaj, Georges Simenon, Sigrid Undset, François-René de Chateaubriand, and John Steinbeck. After him are Mario Vargas Llosa, Svetlana Alexievich, Quintilian, Snorri Sturluson, Terence, and Karen Blixen.

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Among people born in 1952, Orhan Pamuk ranks 5Before him are Vladimir Putin, Patrick Swayze, Liam Neeson, and Steven Seagal. After him are Harvey Weinstein, Christopher Reeve, Park Geun-hye, Roberto Benigni, Vajiralongkorn, Mickey Rourke, and Nelson Piquet.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Orhan Pamuk ranks 84 out of 1,301Before him are Alexios I Komnenos (1048), Şehzade Cihangir (1531), Abdulmejid II (1868), Aristotle Onassis (1906), Constantine VII (905), and Theodosius II (401). After him are Abdülaziz (1830), Mustafa IV (1779), Valerian (200), Manuel I Komnenos (1118), Piri Reis (1470), and Honorius (384).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Orhan Pamuk ranks 5Before him are Hesiod (-800), Lucian (120), Anacreon (-570), and Constantine VII (905). After him are Anna Komnene (1083), Dionysius of Halicarnassus (-60), Ammianus Marcellinus (330), Yunus Emre (1240), Giorgos Seferis (1900), Novatian (220), and Theodore the Studite (759).