John Ralston Saul wins prestigious award
John Ralston Saul, President of International PEN, has been awarded the 14th Manhae Grand Prize for Literature, one of South Korea's most prestigious awards.
The Prize was established in 1997 in memory of Buddhist Reverend Manhae Yong Woon HAN, to award excellence in the fields of peace, social service, academic excellence, art, literature and missionary work. Previous recipients have included Nobel prize winner Wole Soyinka and Ko Un.
Mr Ralston Saul, on receiving the news of his award, said:
'This prize, which seems to be their major literary prize, comes out of a Buddhist view of peace and how people can live together, and I think that's very moving, very humbling. It's a very interesting way of coming at public literature.'For the full article, published in The Globe and Mail newspaper of Canada,