PEN Pinter prize 2021
- Tsitsi Dangarembga, the Booker-shortlisted Zimbabwean writer has been awarded the PEN Pinter prize, praised for her “ability to capture and communicate vital truths even amidst times of upheaval”.
- Dangarembga was also shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize for her work, This Mournable Body.
- Established in 2009, the PEN Pinter prize is given in memory of Nobel-laureate playwright Harold Pinter.
- The annual award is given to an author who, the website specifies, must have “a significant body of plays, poetry, essays, or fiction of outstanding literary merit, written in English.