Orhan Pamuk talks to Simon Schama

After the recent political convulsions that rocked Turkey, its greatest writer talks about the ‘wonderful’ uprising in Taksim Square, and opens the doors to his ‘Museum of Innocence’ in Istanbul – a stunning homage to love and memory

In grandmother’s footsteps

‘Silent House’, Nobel Prize-winner Orhan Pamuk’s second novel, is a domestic drama that chronicles life before Turkey’s 1980 coup

Small Talk: Orhan Pamuk

What would I change about myself? I would be pleased if someone would invent a pill to remove my impatience

Memory lane

In 2008 the Nobel prize-winning Turkish novelist published ‘The Museum of Innocence’, a lament for lost love. Now he has actually built it . . .

Small talk: Anna Funder

What does it mean to be a writer? It means you try to represent what it is to be alive

The Museum of Innocence

Orhan Pamuk probes the conflict between liberal lifestyles and traditional Turkish society