Pamuk about town

Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk will discuss his latest novel, Snow, on the Leonard Lopate Show today at noon EST.

Margaret Atwood recently called the book “essential reading for our times,” saying:

Although it’s set in the 1990’s and was begun before Sept. 11, “Snow” is eerily prescient, both in its analyses of fundamentalist attitudes and in the nature of the repression and rage and conspiracies and violence it depicts.

Pamuk is slated to make several other appearances hereabouts in the next few days. On Saturday morning, at 10 a.m., he speaks as part of the New Yorker Festival, with Cynthia Ozick, Edwidge Danticat, and Dave Eggers on “Literature and Politics: Do world events have a place in fiction?” Also on Saturday, he will sign books at 4 p.m., at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square.


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