Golden Pen Award

The Golden PEN Award for a Lifetime’s Distinguished Service to Literature is presented annually to a British Writer. The winner is chosen by the Board of English PEN.  The 2013 award was presented to Gillian Slovo, who resigned as President of English PEN in November. She was presented with the honour at a ceremony at the Free Word Centre on 2 December 2013 by Lennie Goodings and Nicolas Kent, both trustees of English PEN, who summed up Gillian’s writing as both brave and compassionate.

 

Previous winners

2012 Linton Kwesi Johnson

2011 – Dame Margaret Drabble

  • 2010 – Sir Salman Rushdie

  • 2009 – John Berger
  • 2008 – JG Ballard
  • 2007 – Josephine Pullein-Thompson
  • 2006 – Michael Holroyd
  • 2005 – Jan Morris
  • 2004 – Nina Bawden
  • 2003 – Michael Frayn
  • 2002 – Doris Lessing
  • 2001 – Harold Pinter
  • 2000 – Francis King
  • 1999 – Penelope Fitzgerald
  • 1998 – Muriel Spark
  • 1997 – Iris Murdoch
  • 1996 – William Cooper
  • 1995 – Stephen Spender
  • 1994 – V. S. Pritchett
  • 1993 – Sybille Bedford

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    1. Jayne Cortez: one last tribute | Gus John

      [...] As synchronicity would have it, we are remembering and celebrating all she gave to us even as we are congratulating our brother Linton Kwesi Johnson for his equally unique bending of the medium in the service of the Jamaican language and his dynamic bilingualism as a world first that eminently qualified him for the Golden Pen award. [...]