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Orhan Pamuk was honored with Légion d’honneur

Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk was honored with France’s Légion d’honneur on October 29th, 2012. In the ceremony, French Minister of Culture and Communication Aurelie Filippetti said that she is very impressed with the portrait of Istanbul that Orhan Pamuk depicts in his novels and a parallelism can be drawn between Orhan Pamuk and Victor Hugo.

The French award, the "Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur", was created 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte. The order is generally although not exclusively awarded for military service. While it is the highest decoration bestowed by the nation, a rather large count of individuals have received it.

The award has been given in previous years to such authors, philosophers, politicians and artists as Louis Aragon, Henri Bergson, Jorge Luis Borges, Gerard Depardieu, Placido Domingo, and Léon Foucault.

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 is awarded the 2012 Sonning Prize
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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