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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Margaret Atwood: PEN Pinter Prize Winner

The PEN Pinter Prize is an annual literary award launched in 2009 by English PEN in honour of the late Nobel Literature Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter, who had been a Vice President of English PEN and an active member of the International PEN Writers in Prison Committee.   The award is given to a writer of outstanding literary merit who, in the words of Pinter’s Nobel speech, casts an “unflinching, unswerving” gaze upon the world and shows “a fierce, intellectual determination … to define the real truth of our lives and our societies.”