This post was written by Friday guest blogger Annie Reid.
Why are these Nobel people calling me?
Ben Brantley in the NYT on how Pinter’s plays work
David Hare applauds the choice
Tom Stoppard’s on board as well, but Christopher Hitchens believes it represents a complete degradation of the prize, and chastises Pinter for “anti-American” politics. (Like you’re suprised about that one.)
Martin Walker goes so far as to call it the “anti-American Nobel,” likening it to the way Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s Nobel win was perceived as a denunciation of the Soviet Union.