List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners:

List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners:

Turkey warns France on genocide bill

ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Turkey warned of new actions if the French Senate approves a bill making it a crime to deny the Turkish army committed genocide against Armenians a century ago.

List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners:

Trial of suspected coup plotters delayed

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The trial of 86 suspected coup plotters in Turkey was delayed for a while when demonstrators and journalists packed the courtroom, officials said.

Ankara amends 'Turkishness' code

ANKARA, Turkey, April 30 (UPI) -- The Turkish parliament had a late-night session to appease Europe by amending its controversial law that makes insulting "Turkishness" a crime, officials said.

Turkey to ease curbs on free speech

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The Turkish government says it will change a controversial law used to prosecute anyone who denigrates Turkish identity.

Gul defends Turkey's free speech record

STRASBOURG, France, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- President Abdullah Gul told the Council of Europe Wednesday no one is in prison in Turkey for controversial speech.

Turkish writer said to fear for his life

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Turkish novelist and Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk reportedly is in exile in the United States, living in fear for his life.

Turkish author aquitted after insult

ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Turkish author Ipek Calislar was acquitted for allegedly insulting Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, considered the founder of modern Turkey. The BBC reported that prosecutors claimed Calislar had insulted Ataturk in a biography of Ataturk's wife Latife, in which Ca

Turkey angered by French bill on Armenians

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The French parliament's decision to make it a crime to deny that Armenians were victims of genocide by Turkey during World War I has deeply upset Turks.

Bangladeshi banker wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Bangladesh's Muhammad Yunus and the bank he founded to deliver small loans to impoverished people have been selected for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.

Turkey's Pamuk wins Nobel literature prize

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk, who writes of clashes between Islamic and Western cultures, has been selected to receive the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Charges dismissed against Turkish novelist

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A court in Istanbul dismissed charges against Turkish writer Elif Shafak, accused of insulting Turkishness in her book "The Bastard of Istanbul."

Turkey drops writer's 'insult' charges

ANKARA, Turkey, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A Turkish court on Monday dropped its prosecution of popular novelist Orhan Pamuk for "insulting Turkishness" is a magazine article.
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Orhan Pamuk
Mr. Orhan Pamuk arrives for the Library Lions Gala at the New York Public Library in New York City on November 13, 2006. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)

Ferit Orhan Pamuk (born 7 June 1952), generally known simply as Orhan Pamuk, is a Turkish novelist. He is also the Robert Yik-Fong Tam Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University, where he teaches comparative literature and writing.

One of Turkey's most prominent novelists, his work has sold over seven million books in more than fifty languages, making him the country's best-selling writer. Pamuk is the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Nobel Prize in Literature 2006—the first Nobel Prize to be awarded to a Turkish citizen.

Pamuk was born in Istanbul in 1952 and grew up in a wealthy yet declining bourgeois family; an experience he describes in passing in his novels The Black Book and Cevdet Bey and His Sons, as well as more thoroughly in his personal memoir Istanbul. He was educated at Robert College secondary school in Istanbul and went on to study architecture at the Istanbul Technical University since it was related to his real dream career, painting. He left the architecture school after three years, however, to become a full-time writer, and graduated from the Institute of Journalism at the University of Istanbul in 1976. From ages 22 to 30, Pamuk lived with his mother, writing his first novel and attempting to find a publisher. He describes himself as a Cultural Muslim who associates the historical and cultural identification with the religion while not believing in a personal connection to God.

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