Harold Pinter (1930-2008)
Painting © Justin Mortimer.
Playwright Harold Pinter has died. You can find the initial notices from The Guardian here and here and from The New York Times here. Pinter won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005 - on that occasion, the selection committee noted that Pinter "in his plays uncovers the precipice under everyday prattle and forces entry into oppression's closed rooms." As I've noted here before, Pinter was an outspoken critic of U.S. mis-adventures around the world.