Playwright Sir David Hare has been awarded this years Pen/Pinter Prize, it has been announced. The award, set up by the writers charity Pen in memory of playwright Harold Pinter, is given to a British writer who casts an unflinching, unswerving gaze upon the world. Pinters widow, Lady Antonia Fraser, said Sir David was a worthy winner. He will be presented with his prize on 10 October at the British Library. The award will be shared with an imprisoned writer of courage who has been persecuted for speaking out about their beliefs, to be announced at the event. Lady Antonia said: In the course of his long, distinguished career, David Hare has never failed to speak out fearlessly on the subject of politics in the broadest sense. BBC