More Pamuk

Just following up on my Pamuk obsession with a link to this piece he recently published in the Guardian (from the Literary Saloon). The author talks about amassing his library, the changing status position of and novels in Turkish literature, and more. I keep meeting Turks in New York who diss the Nobel Laureate and I can't tell what this is about. It's almost like there is something suspect about his international success, some sense that if he's won a global audience it's because he's playing to that audience and not being "authentic."

Ursula Lindsey

Ursula Lindsey is the managing editor of the Arabist blog. She writes about culture, education and politics in the Arab world. She lived in Cairo from 2002 to 2013 and got her start at the ground-breaking independent magazine Cairo Times. She was the culture editor of Cairo magazine in 2005-2006 and served as special projects editor at the independent news site Mada Masr in 2013-2014. She is the Chronicle of Higher Education's Middle East correspondent. She contributes to the BBC-PRI radio program The World, and has written for Newsweek, The New York Times, The New Yorker online, Bookforum and the blog of the London Review of Books.