Chimamanda Wins PEN Pinter Prize
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.’
“I admired Harold Pinter’s talent, his courage, his lucid dedication to telling his truth,” Adichie said.
She would receive the award, established by literary charity English PEN at a ceremony at the British Library in October, where she would 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.