Michael Rosen awarded PEN Pinter Prize 2023

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Writer and performance poet Michael Rosen has been awarded this year’s PEN Pinter Prize. Established in memory of Harold Pinter, this annual prize honours a writer based in the UK, Ireland, the Commonwealth and former Commonwealth who – in the words of Pinter’s 2005 Nobel prize acceptance speech – shows a “fierce intellectual determination” to “define the real truth of our lives and our societies.”

The PEN Pinter Prize will be shared with a Writer of Courage: a writer who is active in defence of freedom of expression, often at great risk to their own safety and liberty. The co-winner, selected by Michael Rosen from a shortlist of international cases supported by English PEN, will be announced at the event on October 11, 2023.

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