Thursday, November 16, 2006

Orhan Pamuk Does Not Read This Blog

Betty and Bimbo's ace duo of correspondents in Providence, L. & B. Hun, saw Orhan Pamuk speak yesterday, then filed this report:

"Orhan Pamuk only writes by hand. Once he tried to write on a computer, but said he had to stop because looking at the computer screen was so boring, 'like looking into an aquarium with only one big, boring fish inside.'"

There are some things Pamuk won't write by hand, however. When B. Hun asked him to autograph a page in the middle of "The New Life" with the inscription "I hope you are enjoying this book so far!," the author declined.

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