British Library acquires Harold Pinter honours

Harold Pinter’s Nobel Prize medal and the bronze mask of the BAFTA fellowship are among more than 50 awards belonging to the late playwright that have been acquired by the British Library.

The national library acquired Pinter’s archive in 2007, and his widow Antonia Fraser said he would have been pleased his papers and awards were to be kept together.

“This is what Harold would have wanted,” the historian said on Wednesday.

“He was extremely proud of his awards but even prouder of his manuscripts, already in the British Library. He used to say that the manuscripts earned the awards so it is right that they should be together.”

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