Join English PEN to celebrate the PEN/Pinter Prize 2014 awarded to Salman Rushdie. He will be appearing at two events in the UK in October.
Thursday 9 October
The PEN/ Pinter Prize 2014
British Library Conference Centre, London
Salman Rushdie will be presented with the prize at this event . A limited edition booklet of his acceptance speech will be published by Faber and Faber and copies will be available for the audience. Ian McEwan will introduce the prize ceremony and actor Satya Bhabha will read from Midnight’s Children.
English PEN established the PEN/Pinter Prize in 2009 in memory of Nobel-laureate playwright Harold Pinter. The prize is awarded annually to a British writer or writer resident in Britain of outstanding literary merit, who, in the words of Harold Pinter’s Nobel Literature Prize 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.’ Salman Rushdie was selected by this year’s judges Michael Billington, Simon Jenkins, Kamila Shamsie, Antonia Fraser and President of English PEN and Chair of Judges, Maureen Freely.