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Orhan Pamuk at Freie Universität Berlin

Nobel Laureate in Literature to Hold Szondi Lecture on October 17, 2017

№ 268/2017 from Oct 11, 2017

Nobel laureate in literature Orhan Pamuk will hold this year's Szondi Lecture at Freie Universität Berlin on October 17, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. The topic of the lecture is the Museum of Innocence in Istanbul. The Museum of Innocence is the title of a novel published by the Turkish author Orhan Pamuk in 2008. It tells the story of an unhappy love that leads to the creation of a museum. In 2012 Pamuk opened the actual Museum of Innocence in Istanbul, which he created in conjunction with the novel.

The museum explores the genesis of the novel and the relationship between language and the world of objects as well as the form of the novel and the museum. In 2014 it was honored as the European Museum of the Year.

Orhan Pamuk was born in 1952 and grew up in Istanbul. His work has been translated into all the major languages of the world. He was been honored with numerous awards, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Ricarda Huch Prize, and the Prix Médicis étranger. In 2006 he won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and in 2007 he was awarded an honorary doctorate at Freie Universität Berlin.

Further Information

Time and Location

Szondi Lecture: From the Epic to the Novel – the Museum of Innocence in Istanbul

  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
  • Freie Universität Berlin, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, Lecture Hall 1 a, 14195 Berlin

More Information

Prof. Dr. Georg Witte, Peter Szondi Institute of Literature, Freie Universität Berlin, Email: witte@zedat.fu-berlin.de