It’s not every day that we get the opportunity to host a Nobel Prize laureate! Eleven years after his last visit, Bozar again welcomes the Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk, known for his much-praised novels such as Snow and The Museum of Innocence.
This time it is Nights of Plague that brings him to Brussels. Pamuk’s latest novel recounts a plague epidemic in 1901 on the Ottoman island of Minger. He masterfully describes how the epidemic and quarantine disrupt the lives of the islanders. Muslims and Christians blame each other for the outbreak of the disease. The sultan sends his beloved health inspector to the island, yet shortly afterwards his body is found murdered.
At Bozar, Pamuk will talk to journalist Catherine Vuylsteke about his new novel and the contradictions between East and West.
Tuesday 13 September, 19:30 → 21:00
Henry Le Boeuf Hall
Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS