Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins PEN Pinter Award


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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins PEN Pinter Award, 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.

The judges praised Adichie's sophisticated approach to gender, race and global inequality. The Half of a Yellow Sun author described the award as an honour.

She said:

"I admired Harold Pinter's talent, his courage, his lucid dedication to telling his truth," she said.

Adichie will receive the award established by literary charity English PEN at a ceremony at the British Library in October, where she will deliver an address.

This will include announcing the writer named this year's International Writer of Courage, reflecting English PEN's support for freedom of expression in the face of danger.

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