Category Archives: PEN Pinter Prize

Salman Rushdie wins the PEN Pinter prize

Established in 2009, the PEN/Pinter prize is awarded every year to a writer of proven literary merit. It was recently declared that Pinter’s friend Rushdie would be this year’s recipient. Maureen Freely, chair of judges, said: “This prize is English PEN’s … Continue reading

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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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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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Hanif Kureishi wins the 2010 PEN Pinter prize

Lady Antonia Fraser, who helped judge the prize, stated that: “Hanif Kureishi courageously and irreverently speaks the truth about life in our multicultural world, beyond any platitudes of political correctness. Harold Pinter would have been proud that Hanif was chosen for … Continue reading

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