Vidyasagar – the sea of kindness. A noble man once said about Vidyasagar that if his knowledge, intelligence, dedication, ability to establish schools, widow remarriage tradition penchant for education, authorship skills- if all of these were kept aside, except his kindness, that kindness would be enough to make him an indelible legendary figure. This is not even slightly exaggerated.
Mr. Pamuk, 46, spoke on the eve of publication of his latest book, which is expected to be a best seller here. The first printing of 50,000 copies, the largest ever for a Turkish novel, is being shipped to bookstores. Read more to learn from his experience and thoughts on his books and other Turkish writers.