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Linton Kwesi Johnson awarded PEN Pinter Prize 2020

Poet and reggae recording artist, Johnson was the second living poet and the first black poet to be published in the Penguin Modern Classics series. Judges praised Johnson’s work, saying ‘few post-war figures have been as unwaveringly committed to political expression in their work.’ Poet Linton Kwesi Johnson has been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize 2020. He will receive the award in a digital ceremony co-hosted by the British Library on 12  October, where he will deliver an address.

Lees hier verder op English Pen, 7 July 2020

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