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UK: Nigerian Author Adichie Wins Harold Pinter’s Literary Award

By Published June 13, 2018

Controversial, Nigerian feminist writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has won this year's PEN Pinter Prize, named in memory of playwright Harold Pinter, the prize celebrates his respect for British and Commonwealth writers who take an "unflinching, unswerving" look at the world.

Judges applauded Adichie's sophisticated approach to gender, race and global inequality.

Speaking on the award, Adichie described the award as an honour. "I admired Harold Pinter's talent, his courage, his lucid dedication to telling his truth."

Adichie will be receiving the award at a ceremony at the British Library in October, where she will also deliver an address.

A limited edition anthology of 10 Pinter Prize lectures will be printed to celebrate the prize's 10th anniversary.

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