Robert Yik-Fong Tam Professor of the Humanities, Columbia University

Non-Resident Distinguished Fellow, Committee on Global Thought

orhan-pamukOrhan 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 CastleThe Black BookThe New Life, My Name Is RedSnowIstanbul: Memories of a CityOther 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.