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Presentation of the PEN awards

Dainton, Frederick, 1914-1997 (speaker, male)
1987-03-28

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  • Title:
    Presentation of the PEN awards
  • Contributor: Dainton, Frederick, (speaker, male); King, Francis Henry, (speaker, male); Fermor, Patrick Leigh, (speaker, male); British Library (sound recordist)
  • Subjects: Athill, Diana, 1917-2019; Fermor, Patrick Leigh, 1915-; Autobiography; Fiction; Creative nonfiction
  • Language: English
  • Place Name: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, England, UK
  • Notes:
    Recording date: 1987-03-28
    Collection title: PEN
    Recording Notes: Begins abruptly
    Recording Notes: Recording is quiet
    Recording Notes: Francis King's microphone appears to be faulty
    Item notes: PEN Writers' Day [9] prize-giving ceremony, with awards presented by Frederick Dainton. The J. R. Ackerley prize for autobiography is awarded to Diana Athill for 'After a funeral' and the Time Life Silver Pen Award for non-fiction is awarded to Patrick Leigh Fermor. Fermor gives a very brief speech of thanks.
    Performance notes: Opening remarks by Francis King
    Performance notes: Difficult to establish the name of the winner of the Macmillan Silver Pen Award for fiction
    Performance occasion: PEN International Writers' Day
    Interviewee notes: Opening remarks by Francis King
    Interviewee notes: Difficult to establish the name of the winner of the Macmillan Silver Pen Award for fiction

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