Orhan Pamuk, as a young man, at his drawing table in Istanbul. "Since I was seven I had wanted to be a painter, and my family had accepted this. They all thought that I would be a famous painter. But then something happened in my head—I realized that a screw was loose—and I stopped painting and immediately began writing my first novel." Read his 2005 Art of Fiction interview: http://tpr.ly/i85goY.