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2006 Nobel Prize in Literature

As somewhat expected, Orhan Pamuk has won the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature.  I’ve only read one of his books, Snow, but I did like it quite a bit.  (My Review)  I’m curious to read more of his works and will probably be picking more up soon at Powell’s.

In other literature prize news, Kiran Desai won the 2006 Man Booker Prize for her second novel The Inheritance of Loss, winning a prize her mother has been shortlisted for 3 times.

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2006 Nobel Prizes

So far this year all the Nobel Prizes have been awarded to Americans.  The Medicine, Chemistry, Physics and Economics Prizes have all been announced.  This is likely to change as of Thursday, when the Literature Prize is announced.  Why?  Well for starters, three of the last four prizes have gone to people writing in English.  It is highly speculated that this years prize will go to someone writing in another language.

English betting site Ladbrokes.com has the current odds as shown below the cut: 

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