BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Arts | Pinter wins Nobel literary prize
I suppose this is not entirely unexpected, though it will cause much harrumphing in certain quarters. I can't help feeling that this is not so much an award for his literary output - what has he done in the last few years, really? - but for his political views, which, I dare say, are in tune with those of the Nobel committee. And of course, given that he has a very serious medical condition, it's maybe a question of if not now, when? Should be an interesting acceptance speech!