The archive of Britain's leading writer and playwright, Harold Pinter, has been acquired by the British Library.
It includes more than 150 boxes of manuscripts, scrapbooks, letters, photographs and emails from the 2005 Nobel Laureate for Literature.
The British Library said it offered an invaluable resource for researchers and scholars of Pinter's work.
The entire collection, including items that have been on loan to the Library since 1993, was purchased for £1.1m...
The archive is to be catalogued and will be completed at the end of 2008.
A small temporary display, His Own Domain: Harold Pinter, A Life in Theatre, will run at the British Library, in London, from 11 January to 13 April.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
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