My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
My Name Is Red (Benim Adım Kırmızı) is a Turkish novel by Nobel laureate author Orhan Pamuk. The English translation won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2003,. The French version won the French Prix du meilleur livre étranger and the Italian version the Premio Grinzane Cavour in 2002. The novel and its English translation established Pamuk's international reputation and contributed to his winning of the Nobel prize. In recognition of its exceptional status in Pamuk's oeuvre, the novel will be re-published in Erdag Goknar's translation as part of the Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics series in 2010. This is recognition of the novel's status in the international canon of literature along with the novels of authors like Joyce, Kafka, Mann, Nabokov, and Rushdie whose influences can be seen in Pamuk's work. BBC Radio 4 broadcast a radio play version of the novel in 2008.
The 589th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 61st on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
- - 69th on The 100 Best Books of the Decade(2000) (Times)
- - The Bigger Read List (English PEN)