Niklas Pollard
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/ 12 October 2006

Orhan Pamuk wins 2006 Nobel prize for literature

Orhan Pamuk, Turkey’s best-known novelist and incendiary social commentator, won the 2006 Nobel prize for Literature on Thursday. In its citation for the 10-million Swedish crown (,36-million) prize, the Swedish Academy said: ”In the quest for the melancholic soul of his native city, [Pamuk] has discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures.”