The Turkish author Orhan Pamuk, who won the 2006 Nobel prize for literature, was decorated with the "Most Influential International Writer" award by Nanfand Daily Media Group in China.
ISTANBUL- A statement on Wednesday said that Orhan Pamuk was granted with the award within the scope of "2012 Southern China International Literary Week".
The statement also said that with the award, Pamuk's "The Naive and Sentimental Novelist" will be synchronously published in Chinese.
Orhan Pamuk, was born on 7 June 1952, is a Turkish novelist, screenwriter, academic and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature. One of Turkey's most prominent novelist, his work has sold over eleven million books in sixty languages, making him Turkey's best-selling writer.
His novels include The White Castle, The Black Book, The New Life, My Name is Red and Snow.
As well as the Nobel Prize in Literature, Pamuk is the recipient of numerous other literary awards.
My Name is Red won the 2002 Prix du Milleur Livre Etranger, 2002 Premio Grinzane Cavour and 2003 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.