October 24, 2005

Interview with Orhan Pamuk. Der Spiegel interviews Mr. Pamuk who was in Frankfurt for the Book Fair and to accept the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.

In December the noted author will stand trial in his native Turkey accused of "insulting Turkish identity " by speaking about the massacre of Armenians under the Ottamans during the early years of the 20th century. Officials have downplayed the possibilty of Pamuk being jailed for his words but free-speech advocates are naturally outraged. Mr. Pamuk has been no stranger to controversy over the years. Main link via CT.