Margaret Atwood has been awarded with Pen Pinter Prize for the year 2016 for her contribution towards Political activism and speaks & act against violation of Human Rights.
About Pen Pinter Prize:
Awards: PEN Pinter Prize and Pinter International Writer of Courage Award
Established by: English PEN
Commemorate: Late Nobel Literature Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter
Awarded for: A British writer or a writer resident in Britain of outstanding literary merit who in the words of Pinter’s Nobel speech
- Country: Canada
- Professions: Poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist
- Other Awards: Arthur C. Clarke Award and Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times
- The award for Pen Pinter Prize was chosen by the panel headed by Maureen Freely for her commendable pubic Intellectual and consistent supporter of Political issues.
- Atwood will explore the United Kingdom in October and November, 2016 for her latest book Hag-Seed, a re-telling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.