In announcing the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy said of Orhan Pamuk: his \"quest for the melancholic soul of his native city, Istanbul, led him to discover new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures.\" Pamuk reads from his new novel, The Museum of Innocence, and discusses his life and work with Reza Aslan (How to Win a Cosmic War).
Orhan Pamuk won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006. His novel My Name Is Red won the 2003 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages. He lives in Istanbul.