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Aula Magna di Palazzo del Bo

Via VIII febbraio, 2
Padova, Pd 35122 Italia

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30 September 2022 @ 21:00

The Aula Magna at Palazzo Bo hosts the Nobel Lecture by the Turkish novelist Othar PamukNobel Prize in Literature 2006  “who in the quest for the melancholic soul of his native city has discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures”.

With Professor Telmo Pievani, the Turkish writer talks about his novel Nights of Plague, published by Einaudi in 2021.

Born in Istanbul, in 1952, author Orhan Pamuk graduated with a degree in journalism from Istanbul University in 1977. Published in 1982, his first novel Cavdet Bey and His Son has been translated into over sixty languages and has sold 13 million copies worldwide (published in Italy by Einaudi).

The Nobel Laureate’s latest book, Nights of Plague, offers a universal voice layered with characters and stories drawn from traditional literature. Similar to those set during the Bubonic plague such as Manzoni’s The Betrothed and Camus’s The Plague, this perspective of the Black Death uses a fictional setting.  Placed on the imaginary Turkish Island of Minger during the onset of the Ottoman Empire, Nights of Plague was coincidentally completed and published during the coronavirus pandemic, inevitably blending with current events.

The event is part of Science4All, the event that aims at communicating science in a simple and fun way. Held from September 26 to October 2, 2022 the weeklong event including hundreds of free access activities and specially reserved activities open to public at the weekend.

The event is open to the public. Registration is required to attend.

The event is streamed on the Unipd youtube channel.


Main sponsor


Partner istituzionali

Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo Camera di Commercio Padova