Thursday, February 05, 2015

Ten top novels featuring works of art

Sophia Tobin is the author of The Silversmith’s Wife and The Widow’s Confession.

One of her top ten novels featuring works of art, as shared at the Guardian:
My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk, translated by Erdağ Göknar (1998; translated 2001)

A vivid, multi-voiced story of 16th-century Istanbul centring around the murder of a miniaturist who is working on a secret book for the sultan. But this is no straightforward murder mystery; Pamuk explores death, love and the nature of Islamic art with immediacy and an awareness of its cultural resonance. A book which, like the best art, can be read on many levels.
Read about another entry on the list.

Also see: Ian MacKenzie's top 10 artworks in novels.

--Marshal Zeringue