Anakana Schofield – Award Winning Author of Bina, Martin John and Malarky

Mr Pamuk’s take on his dad’s suitcase — audio

Here’s a radio link to an English translation of Orhan Pamuk’s Turkish essay/speech given in response to his recent Nobel Prize cheque.

Is it my imagination or are there a remarkable number of unpublished dads behind published male writers?  I’ve never noticed this trend with women. Or mothers handing over their notebooks. Of course, it could be that dads forget to mention their literary ambitions to their daughters. It’s also highly likely that having a writer for a parent would sincerely put you off ever lifting your pen. It’s not exactly like having a footballer or snooker player for a parent, where you can go a few rounds out by the front hedge or bond over the green felt.

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