Thursday, October 13, 2005

HAROLD PINTER WINS THE
2005 NOBEL PRIZE for LITERATURE

BRITISH PLAYWRIGHT Harold Pinter has won the 2005 Nobel Prize for Literature, the first Briton to win the literature award since V.S. Naipaul won it in 2001. With this win, Pinter joins an illustrious list of British winners which also includes William Golding (1983), Winston Spencer Churchill (1953), George Bernard Shaw (1925) and Rudyard Kipling (1907).

2 Comments:

Blogger Susan Abraham said...

That's not too far away now, is it Eric the scale between Naipaul & Pinter; though there are countries with brilliant work that waits to be recognised. But Pinter's a quiet, unassuming playwright and his humility too, is beautiful to watch. It's a good time to be in London to the excitement from literary celebrations and media pride that now accompany this win.
Which reminds me...
that Pinter's win will prove a real boost to aspiring British playwrights as well as talents from different nationalities, based in London. Currently, it is extremely difficult to get an amateur play published or to receive a literary agent who will represent a play unless published (because it has to be performed first). And almost all publishers are going directly to literary agents now. So an aspiring playwright always has to apply to smaller fringe ones, theatre-on-the-round kind of thing or tour with a repetory theatre (at least, to get a couple of performances in) - just to get noticed, accepted, published or performed and finally, celebrated. Now, playwrights will be all the vogue!

Thursday, October 13, 2005 5:43:00 AM  
Blogger Susan Abraham said...

Eric, I made an error with the 7th line...should be "...to be in London considering the excitement from literary... AND NOT. "...to be in London to the excitement..."
cheers

Thursday, October 13, 2005 5:45:00 AM  

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