Robert Yik-Fong Tam Professor of the Humanities
Fellow, The Committee on Global Thought
Orhan Pamuk is the Robert Yik-Fong Tam Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. He is one of Turkey’s most prominent novelists with English titles including The White Castle, The Black Book, The New Life, My Name Is Red, Snow, Istanbul: Memories of a City, Other Colors: Essays and a Story, and most recently The Museum of Innocence and A Strangeness in My Mind. His work has been translated into more than 40 languages and he has received numerous prestigious international prizes, including IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, Le Prix Mediterranee etranger, the Prix Medicis, the Ricarda Huch Prize, and honorary membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
In 2006, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.