Ferit Orhan Pamuk was born on June 7, 1952. He is a Turkish academic, screenwriter, and novelist. He is the prominent and bestselling Novelist in Turkey who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2006.
He has sold over thirteen million books in sixty- three languages. Some of his works are- The Red-Haired Woman, A Strangeness in My Mind, The Museum of Innocence, My Name Is RedSnow, The New Life, The Black Book, The White Castle, and Silent House.
He teaches comparative literature and writing in the Humanities department of Columbia University. In 2018, he was elected to the American Philosophical Society.
He is also the recipient of several literary awards- the 2003 International Dublin Literary Award, 2002 Premio Grinzane Cavour, and 2002 Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger.
. His books are characteristic of topics like loss or confusion of identity brought about by the conflict between eastern and western lives. His stories are often unsettling or disturbing and include complex characters or plots.
His works touch topics of differences between traditionalism and secularism, above all the deep-rooted tensions between the Eastern and Western Culture.