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Nobel Prize winner speaks on UW campus

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A Nobel Prize-winning author spoke on the UW-Madison campus on Monday.

Orham Pamuk won the award for literature in 2006.

He spoke at the Great World Texts conference at the Center for the Humanities.

Hundreds of high school students and teachers came to Madison to hear Pamuk talk about his novel Snow. The book focused on political and cultural tensions in his home country of Turkey.

"Look at the problem and see who is suffering and who is right," Pamuk told the crowd Monday. "Try to see the various-- don't only look at the black and white, try to see various colors of grey and judge people on their context."

Pamuk also gave a free public talk at Union South later in the day.

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