2006 Award to the Turkish Writer.
The Novelist and writer Orhan Pamuk was awarded the Nobel Prize
for Literature for 2006.
His books include: 'Snow', 'The Black Book', 'The New Life'
and 'Istanbul' which is a history of his native city.
The first lines of Snow:
"The silence of snow, thought the man sitting just behind the bus-driver. If this were the
beginning of a new poem, he would have called what he felt inside him 'The silence of the snow'.
It's a good book.
Other luminaries in literature include:
Tony Morrisson (1993)
Elfrieda Jelinek (2004)
and Seamus Heaney .
Pamuk won the IMPAC Literary Award for 'My Name is Red' in 2003.