Orhan Pamuk, New Yorker

Following the assassination of the Turkish/Armenian journalist Hrant Dink and the string of prosecutions of Turkish authors (usually for “defaming Turkishness”), Nobel Prize-winner Orhan Pamuk has moved to New York City, reports The Telegraph.

The news comes on the heels of the cancellation of a reading tour by Elif Shafak, author of The Bastard of Istanbul, nixed because of safety concerns. The Village Voice posted a profile of Shafak yesterday.