Saturday, October 14, 2006

Orhan Pamuk is (not) on Google Answers

... but other Nobel Prize laureates are.

Pamuk is now news not only because he won the prize, but also because he's a controversial author in Turkey, writing and talking about national taboos such as the Armenian Genocide - there's also a criminal case against him because of that. Is it a political Nobel Prize this year? Europe certainly tries to force the Turks face their past and admit these crimes - the French parliament also discusses a law regarding the Armenian Genocide.

Back to GA, there are other Nobel Prize winners on GA. Again, you can learn interesting facts from Pinkfreud: In the "comprehensive list of celebrities who committed suicide since 1960" (our clients do have some eccentric questions) you also have "Yasunari Kawabata (1972), Japanese writer and Nobel Prize for Literature laurate, gassed himself."

And Hummer just gave the names of English language Nobel laureates (the client thought earlier that the prize is "Nobel Prize for English literature", was he surprised to learn that there is good literature written in other languages? We shall never know...).

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