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Orhan Pamuk Wins 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature

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Turkish author Orhan Pamuk was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Oct 12. The Swedish Academy said that the 54-year-old Istanbul-born Pamuk "in the quest for the melancholic soul of his native city has discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures." He is most recently the author of Istanbul, a memoir of his life in the city, and is best known for such novels as My Name Is Red, The White Castle and Snow.

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