Summer – a time for catching up, relaxing, exploring, starting new projects, or perhaps completing work in progress.  With this in mind, we have asked some faculty members at St. John’s what they are reading this summer.

Dr. Mauricio Borrero, Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department writes:

This summer I will read Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk, winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature.  I have long been fascinated by Istanbul, its history, its cultures and its geography: European and Asian, Muslim and Christian, ancient and modern.   

I have only visited Istanbul from the comfort of my armchair, but hope to someday.  Pamuk’s book will bring me that much closer.