This year's PEN/Pinter Prize will be awarded on 20 October to the playwright, novelist and short story writer Hanif Kureishi. The judges this year were Lisa Appignanesi, Lady Antonia Fraser, Mariella Frostrup, Nicolas Kent, and Ronald Harwood. Hanif Kureishi is one of the UK's most talented writers and filmmakers. In 2007 Kureishi was awarded the CBE in recognition of his services to literature and drama, and in 2008 The Times listed him as one of 'The 50 Greatest British Writers since 1945'. Lady Antonia Fraser, Harold Pinter's widow, comments, "Hanif Kureishi courageously and irreverently speaks the truth about life in our multicultural world, beyond any platitudes of political correctness. Harold Pinter would have been proud that Hanif was chosen for the prize in his name and that of PEN"