Snow is an in-depth tour of the divided, hopeful, desolate, mystifying Turkish soul. Not only an engrossing feat of tale-spinning, but essential reading for our times. -- Margaret Atwood A major work ... conscience-ridden and carefully wrought, tonic in its scope, candour and humour ... In Turkey, to write with honest complexity about such matters as head scarves and religious belief takes courage. -- John Updike
Orhan Pamuk, one of the world's major living novelists, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996.