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Orhan Pamuk Wins the Nobel Prize For Literature.

category international | arts and media | other press author Friday October 13, 2006 17:45author by C Murray

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)
Wislawa Szymborska(1996)
Elfrieda Jelinek (2004)

and Seamus Heaney .

Pamuk won the IMPAC Literary Award for 'My Name is Red' in 2003.

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author by re-readerpublication date Fri Oct 20, 2006 20:04author address author phone

Two, no three other books come to mind:

Dubliners- The Dead (Joyce)
Ms Smilla's Feeling for Snow.(Hoeg)
The Golden Notebook (Lessing)

Please read the book, the issue is about the 'Covering' of women,
suicide and Islamicism. There is a bit of Angela Carter Vaudeville thrown in there
for good measure and of course the whole Voltaire disagreement rings a bell.

53% of Britains do not believe that women should 'cover'.

They obviously have not looked , recently at the wife of their Prime-minister.

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