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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.

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