In 2005, Turkish authorities charged Pamuk with "public denigrating of Turkish identity" after he spoke to a Swiss newspaper about the 30,000 Kurds and one million Armenians killed in Turkey . The charge caused widespread international protest and was subsequently dropped.
Pamuk was born on June 7, 1952 in Istanbul . Six of his works have been translated into English: The White Castle (Braziller); The Black Book (FSG); The New Life (FSG); My Name is Red (Knopf); Snow (Knopf), an August 2005 Book Sense Pick; and Istanbul: Memories and the City (Knopf).
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