Writer Malorie Blackman will receive the PEN Pinter Prize 2022 in a ceremony co-hosted by English PEN and the British Library on 10 October 2022, where she will deliver an address.
The prize will be shared with an International Writer of Courage: a writer who is active in defence of freedom of expression, often at great risk to their own safety and liberty. The co-winner, selected by Malorie Blackman from a shortlist of international cases supported by English PEN, will be announced at the event.
Malorie Blackman was chosen by this year’s judges: Chair of English PEN, Ruth Borthwick; publisher, editor, writer and broadcaster Margaret Busby; and writer, editor and translator Daniel Hahn.
This event will take place at the British Library. It will be simultaneously live streamed on the British Library platform. Tickets may be booked either to attend in person (physical), or to watch via the British Library platform (online) either live or within 48 hours on catch up. Viewing links will be sent out shortly before the event.