2016 Pen Pinter Prize Won by Margaret Atwood [ Current Affairs ]
2016 Pen Pinter Prize will be honored to Margaret Atwood a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist at a public event scheduled to be held on 13th October 2016 at the British Library.
About Margaret Atwood
- She was born on 18th November 1939 in Ottawa, Canada.
- She is one of best known novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist and her famous novels are:
- The Handmaid’s Tale
- The Robber Bride
- The Year of the Flood
Along with this she has published fifteen poetry books and many of her poems have been inspired by myths and fairy tales.
- She also has available short stories different magazines and also published four collections of stories and three collections of unclassifiable short prose works.
- She also has invented LongPen and associated technologies that simplify the remote machinelike writing of documents.
- She is the Co-Founder and a Director of Syngrafii Inc. which was established in 2004 to develop, produce and distribute the LongPen technology.
- She also founded Writers’ Trust of Canada, a non-profit literary organization which aims to inspire Canada’s writing community.
- Awards and Honours:
- The Prince of Asturias Award for Literature
- Arthur C. Clarke Award
- The Booker Prize
- She was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2001.
About PEN Pinter Prize
- The PEN Pinter Prize is an annual literary award which is honored to British writer or a writer resident in Britain for their outstanding contribution in literary merit.
- The award is conferred to those who showed a fierce intellectual determination to define the real truth of our lives and our societies.
- In 2009 English PEN has established it in honour of the late Nobel Literature Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter.
- PEN International affiliates are the sponsors of this award.
- The 2015 PEN Pinter Prize was awarded to British poet and journalist James Fenton.
- Published on: June 16, 2016