Thursday, March 02, 2006

Orhan Pamuk

It appears that the Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk's trial by his own goverment--for 'insulting Turkishness'-- has been dropped, at least for the time being. Here are two recent links about the lead-up and the aftermath of the trial that did not happen:

http://www.englishpen.org/writersinprison/bulletins/joansmithreportsonorhanpamukst/

http://service.spiegel.de/cache/international/0,1518,396786,00.html

http://service.spiegel.de/cache/international/spiegel/0,1518,380858,00.html

1 comment:

panu said...

i kinda liked his book... MY NAME is Red.

the title reminded me of a song by eminem : My name is...

Incidentally, have you heard the way Eminem ridicules Censorship in his songs???