Thursday, October 12, 2006

Orhan Pamuk wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

After Kiran Desai's Booker win, here's comes the splendid news of Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk winning the Nobel Prize for Literaure:

"The Turkish author Orhan Pamuk, whose trial on charges of "insulting Turkishness" was dropped earlier this year, has won the 2006 Nobel prize for literature.

"The Swedish Academy praised the author's work, which includes the bestselling novels Snow and My Name is Red and a memoir of his home city, Istanbul, saying that "in the quest for the melancholic soul of his native city [he] has discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures."

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