Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

David Hare wins PEN/Pinter prize

30th August 2011

Playwright David Hare has won the 2011 PEN/Pinter prize, awarded each year to a writer who casts an 'unflinching, unswerving' gaze upon the world.

Hare, who is famous for his gritty portrayal of British life, was named the winner by Lady Antonia Fraser, widow of Harold Pinter, after whom the award is named.

She said Hare is a 'worthy winner', whose work never fails to provoke debate and who refuses to sidestep controversial subject matter, in a way not dissimilar to Pinter himself.

'In the course of his long, distinguished career, David Hare has never failed to speak out fearlessly on the subject of politics in the broadest sense. This courage, combined with his rich creative talent, makes him a worthy winner of the Pen/Pinter Prize,' Fraser said.

She added that Hare will share the prize with a 'writer of courage' who is currently imprisoned for speaking out about their beliefs.

The writer's identity will be revealed at the prize presentation ceremony on October 10th at the British Library.

Latest Blog
From Page to Stage - Adapting The Hunting of the Snark
24/07/2017

Garry McQuinn, Producer of The Hunting of the Snark, which opens this week at London's Vaudeville Theatre, describes the journey from page to stage.

#FoylesFive: Celebrating Beer
23/07/2017

Earlier this year, Belgian beer culture finally officially took its rightful place on the World's Intangible Cultural Heritage list, where it now sits in good company with the likes of the French gastronomic meal, Cuban rumba and Spanish flamenco. To celebrate, here is a far from exhaustive selection of some of the beer literature that can help you better appreciate the delicate arts of brewing and drinking beer.

#FoylesFave: Dunkirk
21/07/2017

This month history buffs and film fans are united as they eagerly await Christopher Nolan's portrayal of Dunkirk. Madga from our Birmingham branch reviews the accompanying book.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd