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 Harold Pinter Society is dedicated to studying, celebrating, and appraising the works of this prolific and frequently enigmatic writer. For over twenty years The Pinter Review has been published in conjunction with the society. As an Allied Organization of the Modern Language Association of America, the Harold Pinter Society organizes a business meeting, programs in which scholars present papers, and related social events at the MLA annual convention.
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 members: Frank Gillen and Mark Taylor-Batty