Orhan Pamuk’s widely acclaimed novels Snow and My Name Is Red will be published in Kannada language by Peak Platform. With Kannada, Pamuk’s books will be translated into 60 languages including; English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Russian, Ukrainian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Hungarian, Polish, Czech, Slovakian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Albanian, Bosnian, Slovenian, Croatian, Macedonian, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Icelandic, Catalan, Galician, Basque, Portuguese (European), Portuguese (Brazilian), Castilian, Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, Thai, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Romani, Persian, Kurdish (Sorani), Kurdish (Kurmanji), Arabic, Hebrew, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian, Uyghur, Malayalam, Tamil, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi and Mongolian.
Pamuk had first met his international readers with the French translation of The Silent House, which was awarded “Prix de la découverte européene”. Since then, his books have been sold in 60 languages with over 11 million copies.
According to Cecilia Tiberg’s article on Swedish broadcaster SVT’s website, Orhan Pamuk is the best-selling Nobel Prize winner author in Sweden. Pamuk’s books have broken a record and sold over 200 thousand copies after he won 2006 Nobel Prize for literature.