Yes! Pamuk won!!
Okay, so Pamuk wouldn't have been my first pick for the Prize, but he would definitely have been in the top 3. I confess to not having read as much of Pamuk as I would like (having only read My Name is Red (my review here), Snow and The Black Book ) but I've always found him to be an exquisite writer, one who combines patient and baroque craftsmanship with a great deal of dramatic gusto. The Nobel Prize citation speaks of Pamuk's "quest for the melancholic soul of his native city" and it is certainly true that nostalgia and memory are major themes for Pamuk, but what amazes me is the sense of immediacy he brings to these themes, the way his books sing with momentum, the way his novels have a thrilling unputdownable quality.
At least some prize committees still know what they're doing.
 Though looking at Pamuk's Bibliography, I realise that that represents a significant proportion of his works in translation. Hopefully the Prize will ensure that we get to see more of his works in English.