Posts Tagged: PEN Pinter Prize

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie awarded PEN Pinter Prize 2018

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was chosen by this year’s judges: President of English PEN Philippe Sands; historian, biographer and widow of Harold Pinter Antonia Fraser; writer and critic Alex Clark; poet, playwright and performer Inua Ellams, and Chair of Judges and Chair of trustees for English PEN Maureen Freely. Maureen Freely said: In this age of

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Bahá’í poet Mahvash Sabet shares 2017 PEN Pinter Prize with Michael Longley

Bahá’í poet and teacher Mahvash Sabet has this evening been named 2017 International Writer of Courage by Michael Longley at the PEN Pinter Prize ceremony at the British Library. Longley was announced as the 2017 PEN Pinter Prize winner in June this year. Sabet was released in September, after being imprisoned for almost ten years

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PEN Pinter Prize 2017

The 2017 PEN Pinter Prize will be awarded to Michael Longley at a public event at the British Library on  Tuesday 10  October. He will be presented with the prize at this event and deliver an address. There will also be readings from Michael Longley’s work and an encomium by Professor Eamon Duffy.  A limited

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Michael Longley CBE awarded PEN Pinter Prize 2017

Michael Longley was chosen by this year’s judges: Maureen Freely, Chair of Judges and President of English PEN; Antonia Fraser, historian, biographer and widow of Harold Pinter; Tom Gatti, culture editor of the New Statesman; award-winning poet Don Paterson and playwright Polly Stenham. Judge Don Paterson said: Michael Longley is an ideal recipient of the Pinter

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Margaret Atwood

PEN Pinter Prize 2016

The PEN Pinter Prize 2016 will be awarded to Margaret Atwood on at a public event at the British Library on  Thursday 13 October. Atwood  will be presented with the prize at this event and will deliver an address. There will also be a reading from her novel The Handmaid’s Tale by actress Elizabeth McGovern

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