Among Turkey’s most acclaimed authors, he was awarded the Nobel Award in Books in 2006 as well as the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger in 2002. His best-known functions include The Light Castle, The Museum of Innocence, and I am Red. He composed his first book in 1979, 3 years after graduating from the School of Istanbul. His book, The Black Reserve, and his memoir, Istanbul, both guide his childhood within a once-wealthy but more and more less affluent family members. He divorced Aylin Turegun in 2011. A calendar year earlier, he previously started a romantic relationship with Kiran Desai. He became a Nobel laureate in Books a calendar year after Harold Pinter received the same honor.