Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk isn't just delighted because The Museum of Innocence is doing so well in India. He has another reason to be thrilled - that he has Booker winner Kiran Desai for company during his stay in Goa.
Fielding questions in Mumbai on his latest tome on love, loss and longing, Pamuk proclaimed his love for Kiran Desai to put an end to the speculation once and for all. "It’s no secret Kiran is my girlfriend. She is a very intelligent and beautiful person and a great writer. India should be proud of her," he said.
Kiran Desai, 38, will be helping Pamuk, 57, on his new novel which he hopes to write in Goa. This is Pamuk’s second visit to India in less than a year.
It seems the author can hardly say no to mixing business with pleasure!