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Turkish Nobel laureate focuses on the collaboration COVID has stoked

Orhan Pamuk says we are all in the same boat -- and bound by the same fear

Orhan Pamuk is writing a new novel "Nights of Plague" which is a historical novel set in 1901.

ISTANBUL -- Orhan Pamuk, the Turkish novelist and Nobel Prize winner, thought he was finishing up his latest book, about an outbreak of plague in the Ottoman Empire in 1901, when the coronavirus pandemic began. Then he went back to work.

So when "Nights of Plague" is released, art will imitate modern-day life.

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