October 12, 2006

Pamuk Wins the Nobel

Filed under: books, literature — ted @ 9:30 am

Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk has won the Nobel Prize in Literature.This comes as no surprise: he has been a favorite for some time, and his star has been shining especially bright since last year, when he was accused of ”insulting Turkishness” in one of his novels and was eventually acquitted.

I love the single sentences the Nobel Foundation uses to praise the writers who receive the prize. What a chore is must be to write these. For Pamuk, they write: “”who in the quest for the melancholic soul of his native city has discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures.”

More major media coverage from the Times and the Guardian.


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