Reading: Novelist Orhan Pamuk (Oct.16)

Literary Arts is pleased to announce that Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk will commence the 2007-2008 Portland Arts & Lectures series on Tuesday, October 16, 2007. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Tickets are available for $26 at www.literary-arts.org or 503.227.2583.

Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk has published seven internationally-acclaimed novels that have been translated into more than 40 languages. Pamuk's latest novel, Snow (2006), follows a poet through the streets of a small Turkish town. Other works include My Name is Red (2001), which depicts Istanbul of the 16th century and his latest book, a collection of essays, Other Colors (2007).

Pamuk's efforts to describe Turkey's struggle between tradition and modernization earned him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2006. The judges praised him for discovering "new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures." Pamuk currently serves on faculty at Columbia University, splitting his time between New York and Turkey.

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