09/17/2010 10:11 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Literary Prize: Hanif Kureishi Wins PEN Pinter Prize

"Courageous and irreverent" novelist and playwright Hanif Kureishi has won this year's PEN Pinter prize, which goes to a writer who -- in the words of Harold Pinter's Nobel speech -- casts an "unflinching, unswerving" gaze upon the world.

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