Saturday, 21 June 2014

Salman Rushdie awarded the 2014 PEN / Pinter Prize

Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie has been awarded the 2014 PEN / Pinter Prize. The PEN / Pinter Prize was established in 2009 by English PEN, 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 Prize in Literature speech, casts an “unflinching, unswerving” gaze upon the world and shows a “fierce intellectual define the real truth of our lives and our societies’’.

Salman Rushdie was chosen by this year’s judges Michael Billington, Antonia Fraser, Simon Jenkins, Kamila Shamsie and President of English PEN and Chair of Judges, Maureen Freely.

Maureen Freely said: “This prize is English PEN’s way of thanking Salman Rushdie not just for his books and his many years of speaking out for freedom of expression, but also for his countless private acts of kindness.  When he sees writers unjustly vilified, prosecuted, or forced into exile, he takes a personal interest. I think he would be the first to say that it was Harold Pinter who set the example in this regard: the engaged writer never sleeps.”

Salman Rushdie said: "It's very moving to receive an award named after my friend Harold Pinter, whose literary genius was matched by his passion for social justice, and to follow in the distinguished footsteps of the previous recipients, Tony Harrison, Hanif Kureishi, David Hare, Carol Ann Duffy and Tom Stoppard. As a matter of fact, many years ago, I first met Harold and (his wife) Antonia through English PEN, and of course they, and PEN, were later active in my defence when I needed it. The work of PEN, both in promoting the best of world literature and in opposing abuses of freedom, continues to be vitally important, and I'm proud to have been a part of that effort in England as well as the United States."

The prize will be presented at a public event at the British Library on Thursday 9 October, at which Salman Rushdie will deliver an address. He will share the prize with an International Writer of Courage selected by him in association with English PEN’s Writers at Risk Committee.  The recipient will be a writer who has been intimidated for speaking out about their beliefs or imprisoned for exercising their right to freedom of expression. The co-winner will be announced at the prize-giving ceremony, and he or she will accept his or her prize alongside Salman Rushdie. 

1 comment:

  1. An expert CTA could endorse any Portfolio Currency broker provide chanel replica $10 thousand thousand S&P 500 listing futures over the Futures transaction. These days if ever the portfolio profits / losses $10 thousand thousand any hedge could increase $10 thousand thousand. The net direct result is certainly totally free deprivation. Certain critics could argue the industry correcting party will not come to pass for a few years together with as a result of any chanel replica within the hedge could in a harmful way change income. Despite the fact that a fact, there does exist an alternative to the current predicament which happens to be hotly contested. In any case, the intent behind developing a good hedge is due to the inability that will appropriately guess any timing of them essential promote chanel replica gatherings. The reply is certainly the effective use of practical exploration that can assist during the keeping deal requirements in your hedge. Practical exploration has the ability to do away with developmental actions with forex trading. This also supplies the sellers using an neutral observe for newly released gatherings together with traits and even long run gatherings together with traits. Including, a good venture together with shoulder muscles structure or simply a 2 bottle very best could chanel replica a key rally may very well be traveling to an end using an forthcoming correction to adhere to. Despite the fact that timing may very well be during dispute, there isn't challenge a detailed hedge is certainly justified. Getting to a leading help support point may perhaps chanel replica any unwinding for 30% within the hedge when using the expectation associated with a push to come back.


Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.