Phyllis Cohen Stevens
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ORHAN PAMUK, 2006 NOBEL LAUREATE, TO READ WITH SALMAN RUSHDIE
AND NORMAN MANEA AT QUEENS COLLEGE ON NOVEMBER 7
-- Renowned Writers to Open the Queens College Evening Readings Fall Season –
FLUSHING, NY, October 19, 2006 – On Tuesday, November 7 at 7 pm, the just-named 2006 Nobel Prize winner in Literature, Orhan Pamuk, will join Booker Prize-winner Salman Rushdie (Midnight’s Children and Shalimar the Clown) and National Jewish Book Award winner Norman Manea (On Clowns: The Dictator and the Artist and The Hooligan’s Return) in a roundtable discussion on the art of writing. Leonard Lopate of public radio station WNYC will moderate.
Orhan Pamuk, author of My Name is Red, The New Life, The Black Book, The White Castle, and, most recently, Snow, is widely regarded as Turkey’s greatest living novelist. John Updike, writing in The New Yorker, has said: “Pamuk’s eminence. . .looms singularly. [His work is] conscience-ridden and carefully wrought, tonic in its scope, candor, and humor. . .with suspense at every dimpled vortex. . . . Pamuk [is Turkey’s] most likely candidate for the Nobel Prize.” Margaret Atwood, writing in The New York Times Book Review, has described Mr. Pamuk’s work as “not only an engrossing feat of tale-spinning, but essential reading for our times. [Pamuk is] narrating his country into being.”
This major literary event takes place in the Music Building of Queens College. Admission is $15; tickets for individual Evening Readings events are not available in advance, but go on sale at 6:45 pm on the evening of each reading. All seats are general admission.
For more information, please visit www.qc.cuny.edu/readings