man watching a poetry video

Poetry scene news

Tony Harrison is first recipient of PEN/Pinter Prize | 12-Oct-09

On Wednesday 14 October Tony Harrison will become the first recipient of the PEN/Pinter Prize. The prize will be awarded annually to a British writer of outstanding literary merit whose work encapsulates the principles of freedom and truth that Harold Pinter upheld throughout his writing career. The prize money will be shared between a writer who exemplifies Pinter's commitment to 'the reality of our times', and an imprisoned writer of courage chosen by the UK winner. 


Judges of this year's inaugural prize are, Lisa Appignanesi, Antonia Fraser, Tom Stoppard, Mark Lawson and Nicholas Hytner. 

:: Back to Poetry scene News ::

Back to top Register for newsletter
Bookmark This Page