Orhan Pamuk, born in 1952, is the first Nobel Prize-winning Turkish novelist. His work has been translated into sixty languages, and he is Turkey’s best selling writer. His most important books are “Snow,” “My Name Is Red” and “The Museum of Innocence.” If you want to read a book on Istanbul, his “Istanbul: Memories and the City” would be a good choice. He now teaches at Columbia University.
Pamuk established an actual “Museum of Innocence” in Beyoğlu based on his book. It is open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday and until 9 p.m. on Fridays. Tickets are 25 TL. For more information click here.