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Orhan Pamuk is awarded the 2012 Sonning Prize

The Sonning Prize is Denmark’s largest cultural award (DKK 1 million) and is given every other year by the University of Copenhagen for commendable work that benefits European culture.

The nomination to the Sonning Prize states: “Orhan Pamuk’s largest contribution to European culture is his obvious challenge of the cultural boundaries and his clarification of the many possibilities that lie within crossing those boundaries.”

The award has been given in previous years to such authors, philosophers and artists as Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Günter Grass, Karl Popper, Hannah Arendt, Simone de Beauvoir, Arthur Koestler, Ingmar Bergman, Jürgen Habermas, Halldor Laxness, Laurence Olivier.

A recurrent theme of Orhan Pamuk’s authorship is the contrast between East and West. A contrast which, according to Orhan Pamuk, should be regarded as an advantage rather than a conflict to be solved. His work contains a strong belief in a Europe with fewer cultural boundaries, an inclusive Europe that does not choose between East and West but instead attempts to unite the two.

Orhan Pamuk Accepts Honorary Doctorate From St. Petersburg University
January 2017 Orhan Pamuk receives doctorate from the Accademia di Bella Arti di Brera (Italy)
Orhan Pamuk receives "Milovan Vidaković Prize" in Serbia
In 2016 Orhan Pamuk receives The Yasnaya Polyana Literary Award (from the Museum and Estate of Leo Tolstoy) for “Foreign Literature” category with his novel A Strangeness in my Mind.
Museum of Innocence Gets London Display
Orhan Pamuk among one of the most influental voices of 2015
Orhan Pamuk Receives Helena Vaz Da Silva European Award 2014 In Lisbon
The Museum of Innocence received the European Museum of the Year Award.
I keep my radical thoughts to my novels
Orhan Pamuk received the Sonning prize
Orhan Pamuk was honored with Légion d’honneur
Orhan Pamuk opened The Museum of Innocence in Istanbul
Orhan Pamuk’s novels translated into 60 languages
The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist has been released in Turkish
The souring of Turkey's European dream
Orhan Pamuk has been awarded the 2010 Norman Mailer Lifetime Achievement Award
“Fragments of the Landscape” has been released
Orhan Pamuk opened the World Literature in Between Symposium at Istanbul Bilgi University
Pamuk's opening speech marked Frankfurt Book Fair 2008
Theater Freiburg put on scene Orhan Pamuk’s “Snow” at the presence of the author
Museum of Innocence News
Banu Güven interviews Orhan Pamuk on The Museum of Innocence
Orhan Pamuk’s Nobel Speech
Horace Engdahl’s Nobel Prize announcement 2006
Orhan Pamuk’s conversation with Charlie Rose
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