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  • Rushdie, Atwood, Ondaatje Condemn Turkey’s Internet Restrictions

    Writers including Nobel laureates Orhan Pamuk, Gunter Grass and Elfriede Jelinek sign letter urging Turkey to lift its ban on Twitter and YouTube. Letter published by NGO English Pen says: * “Free exchange of ideas is essential for democracy” * “Blanket ban on Twitter and YouTube comes in the aftermath of a regressive new internet law, and is an unacceptable violation of the right to freedom of speech” * “Turkey has a wide range of free expression issues, from criminal defamation to self-censorship within the mainstream media and from police violence against journalists to a narrowing sphere for freedom of expression on the internet” * NOTE: Turkey ranks 154th among 180 countries on the World Press Freedom Index * NOTE: Turkey Blocks YouTube After Leak of Planning for Syria Incursion * LINK: Letter on PEN’s website

  • Turks Are Fighting Over the Future, Not Religion

    The protests in Turkey, which now involve an extraordinarily diverse group of people, illuminate an altered political landscape. Yet much coverage of the demonstrations betrays an intellectual lag -- worse than the one that plagued many journalists and pundits when anti-Mubarak protesters filled Tahrir Square in 2011.

  • Opium Novel Wins $50,000 Prize, Author Thayil Quits Drugs

    The last time I had a rendezvous with Jeet Thayil 18 years ago at the Taj Hotel Mumbai, he never showed. When I finally caught up with him in Hong Kong recently and asked why he stood me up, his excuse was simple.

  • Canadian Munro, Short Story Writer, Wins Nobel Prize

    The Canadian writer Alice Munro won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature for short stories “characterized by clarity and psychological realism” which the Swedish Academy likened to the work of Anton Chekhov.

  • Turkish Nobel Winner Pamuk Fined for Armenian Remark

    Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk , winner of the Nobel Prize for literature in 2006, was ordered to pay 6,000 liras ($3,850) for the crime of “insulting Turkishness,” Sabah newspaper reported.

  • Nobel Winners Mingle With Wall Street, `Lovelies' at India Book Festival

    When writer William Dalrymple co- founded India’s Jaipur Literature Festival , he envisioned tweed- clad scholars parsing Nobel laureates’ works for students and bookworms. Now they’re doing it for executives and movie stars.

  • Swedish Poet Tomas Transtromer Wins Nobel

    Tomas Transtromer, a Swedish poet and translator known for his depiction of nature and his economy of form, won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature.

  • Nobel Prize Winners for Literature: History

    Following is a historical table of Nobel Prize Laureates for Literature from the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm.

  • Mario Vargas Llosa of Peru Wins 2010 Nobel Literature Prize, Academy Says

    Mario Vargas Llosa , a Peruvian writer and literary critic whose work has explored the political corruption and military dictatorships of South America, won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature.

  • Nobel Prize Winners for Literature: History

    Following is a historical table of Nobel Prize Laureates for Literature from the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm.

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