Born in the East End of London, England in 1930, playwright Harold Pinter entertained, challenged and perturbed audiences since his first full-length play, The Birthday Party, was produced in London in 1958. In 2005, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died on 24 December 2008.
The particular purposes of the International Harold Pinter Society are to form an international organization whose members will join in the exploration of Harold Pinter’s life and works by means of historical and critical writing, artistic performances on stage, film, television, radio, and recordings, by the amassing of historical documentation, and by publications devoted to Harold Pinter and his writing, acting, and directing. The subjects of study shall include the contributions of Harold Pinter and other contemporary dramatists to various art forms.
The board of the Harold Pinter Society is currently:
President: Ann C. Hall
Vice-President: Judith Roof
Secretary: Craig Owens
Treasurer: Lynn Hall
Other board member: Mark Taylor-Batty