So it looks like Orhan Pamuk, the Turkish writer, won the Nobel Prize for literature . I’m ashamed to say I haven’t read Snow….I have picked it up at the bookstore several times, but it kind of intimidated me. I am not familiar with the political situation in Turkey, but apparently his winning the Nobel is a bit controversial.
In other lit prize news, the finalists for the National Book Awards were announced yesterday. It’s an unusual list, and I’m thinking, since I have read absolutely none of the books on it, that I should add a few to my reading list. I did already have Peter Hessler’s book on my list, but the rest….Well, again, I am ashamed to say I am clueless and feeling not very well read.