• A dispute over whether to award the 2005 Nobel Prize for literature to Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk may be the cause of this year’s delayed announcement. Pamuk faces possible jail time in his homeland for speaking out against Turkey’s 20th Century genocide of Armenians and Kurds.
  • John Banville, Julian Barnes, Sebastian Barry, Kazuo Ishiguro, Ali Smith or Zadie Smith, will win the 2005 Booker Prize later today. (Enter your vote here.)


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