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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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