Nobel Prize Winning Novelist Orhan Pamuk Visits CEU

Nobel Prize-winning novelist Orhan Pamuk visited CEU on April 21 for an informal tour of the campus with President and Rector Michael Ignatieff, faculty, and students. Pamuk was in Budapest as the guest of honor at the XXIV. Budapest International Book Festival.



Nobel Prize-winning novelist Orhan Pamuk signs novels for students at CEU April 21, 2017. Photo: CEU/Daniel Vegel.

“It’s a proud day for the university when a writer of such greatness visits us and tours our library,” Ignatieff said after guiding Pamuk through CEU’s two new buildings on Nador utca in downtown Budapest. The pair were accompanied by Tolga Esmer, assistant professor in the Department of History, and Brett Wilson, associate professor in the Department of History and the School of Public Policy at CEU.


Nobel Prize-winning novelist Orhan Pamuk with President and Rector Michael Ignatieff, Professors Tolga Esmer and Brett Wilson, and students and staff. Photo: CEU/Daniel Vegel.

Pamuk received the 2006 Nobel Prize for Literature. His work has sold over 13 million books in 63 languages.