Thursday, October 12, 2006
Orhan Pamuk Wins Nobel
Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk wins the Nobel Prize For Literature. This continues the long-standing Nobel trend of politicized choices, but unlike say 2004's winner Elfriede Jelinek or 1997's Dario Fo, no one will question his literary merit. Pamuk's political stands are many: he's spoken openly about the genocide of Armenians (for which he went on trial), he defended Salman Rushdie, he speaks up for the Kurds and so on. If you're wondering where to start, try Snow.