Pinter, theater's explorer of menace, awarded Nobel

Harold Pinter, using a cane after a recent fall, talked to reporters outside his home.
By Ed Siegel
Globe Staff / October 14, 2005

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Harold Pinter, considered by many the world's greatest living playwright, was awarded the 2005 Nobel Prize in Literature yesterday. One of the most influential writers of the second half of the 20th century, the 75-year-old British author has been immortalized with his very own adjective, ''Pinteresque," which suggests an atmosphere of menace and a certain kind of evasive dialogue. (Full article: 1493 words)

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