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Antonia Fraser plans autobiography

An Express columnist recently announced that in conversation with Dame Antonia Fraser, she had stated that she was compiling an autobiography called My History – A Memoir of Growing Up. Read more: http://www.express.co.uk/comment/columnists/adam-helliker/470161/Lady-Antonia-Fraser-is-ready-to-reveal-all add to

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Harold Pinter: A Celebration

Featuring Jude law, Alan Rickman, Martin Sheen and Colin Firth, a celebration of Pinter’s writing that was staged in June 2009 is now available to view online: http://dangerousminds.net/comments/harold_pinter_a_celebration_with_jude_law_alan_rickman_michael_sheen_and_co   add to

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2014 Pinter playwright prize won by Rory Mullarkey

The author of Cannibals, Rory Mullarkey, is this year’s recipient of the Pinter playwright prize. He will now receive a commission from the Royal Court Theatre. Read more: http://www.thestage.co.uk/2014/03/rory-mullarkey-wins-harold-pinter-playwright-prize/ add to

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‘No, You’re Wrong’ – Pinter poems published in Iran

A persian translation of a selection of Pinter’s poems was recently published in Iran, with the title ‘No, You’re Wrong’. ‘No, you’re wrong’ is the first line of a poem entitled Restaurant. add to

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Speak the Unspeakable CD

A new CD containing recitals by Harold Pinter, Ruth Rose and Harry Ariel has been released to mark the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht. The recordings capture an evening in July 1988 in the Purcell Room in London,  with readings primarily from … Continue reading

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Paul Rogers dies

Paul Rogers, who incarnated the character of Max in Peter Hall’s debut of Pinter’s The Homecoming in 1965, died on 6 October. His performance was later captured in Hall’s film of the production, released in 1973. Guardian obituary: http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2013/oct/14/paul-rogers add to

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PEN Pinter Prize goes to Irina Khalip

Irina Khalip is a reporter and editor for Novaya Gazeta, a Russian newspaper that has been critical of Russian political and social affairs, has won the PEN Pinter prize. The PEN Pinter prize is awarded annually to two writers – one … Continue reading

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Pinter works published in Iran

The Dwarfs’, ‘A Slight Ache’ and ‘Last to Go’ have been translated and published in Iran for the first time, alongside Pinter’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech.  Read more:  http://www.ibna.ir/vdciprazpt1avr2.ilct.html add to

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Tom Stoppard wins UK PEN Pinter prize

Tom Stoppard is the fifth writer to win the PEN Pinter prize. Previous recipients are Carole Ann Duffy (2012), David Hare (2011), Hanif Kureshi (2010) and Tony Harrison (2009). The PEN Pinter prize is awarded annually to two writers – … Continue reading

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Blue plaque for Pinter’s birth place

Lady Antonia Fraser Pinter unveiled a plaque, sponsored by Clapton Pond Neighbourhood Action Group (CPNAG), on Saturday September 22, marking the house in Thistlewaite Road, Clapton, where Harold Pinter, her husband, was born and grew up. Among those who turned … Continue reading

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