Friday, October 20, 2006

Orhan Pamuk - 2006 Nobel Prize for Literature

Orhan Pamuk is one of these authors that I've had in my ever-growing pile of books to read (a literal one taking up a great deal of our space, and an imaginary one collected in my head as reference to all the wonderful works I hear about).

In our politically catastrophic climate his award is timely.

I thought this article in the Guardian was very good. For those of you who reads Swedish you're also lucky enough to be able to read this great entry from Anita Elgerot's blog. There is also this interview from the culture pages of DN.

I will make an effort to be able to read "My Name is Red" / "Mitt Namn är Röd" (in Swedish 2002), which I have on good authority will speak to me the most.

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