One of the members from our intensive sent out a note this morning about “My Father’s Suitcase” by Orhan Pamuk, who won the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature. Out of curiosity (since I didn’t know what My Father’s Suitcase was), I did a Google search. The first item that came up was this link.
It’s a blog that includes an excerpt from My Father’s Suitcase (which is Pamuk’s Nobel lecture) that talks about why Pamuk writes. The first comment to his blog is the poem, “So you want to be a writer,” which QuoinMonkey sent out to us some time last year. (Is that the right title? The poem in the blog comment doesn’t have the title, but I recognized the words immediately.)
Thought you guys might be interested in this connection.