Harold Pinter's Awards are now housed at the British Library, and Pinter's Nobel Prize Medal in 2005 plus bronze mask - BAFTA fellowship - are among the 50 or so awards belonging to the late playwright who died in 2008 age 78! Pinter's widow Antonia Frazer said /this is what Harold would have wanted/
commented the historian on Wednesday.
The number of awards is impressive and reads as follows:
1960 Evening Standard Award for best play "The Caretaker"
Bronze Mask for BAFTA Fellowship
Franz Kafka Award
Moliere d'honneur from France
Pirandello Award from Italy
Amistad Award from Cuba
German Branch of Human Rights - Charity - PEN - for work on behalf of persecuted and
2004: Wilfred Owen Prize - for controversial poems expressing his opposition to the Iraq War.
2005: Nobel Prize for Literature:
An extraordinary accomplishment in the life of one man, a playwright, and poet!
Kathryn Johnson Curator of The British Library said Pinter's Nobel Prize Medal would sit alongside - handwritten notes - 19 typed drafts and acceptance speech. Pinter was unable to give his acceptance speech due to ill health but it was video taped and screened by The Swedish Academy - 2005!