Golden Pen Award for a Lifetime's Distinguished Service to Literature
Sir Salman Rushdie wins 2010 Golden PEN award
Watch Salman Rushdie's acceptance speech:
On 6th December 2010, English PEN presented Sir Salman Rushdie with the 'Golden PEN' award for his contribution to literature. In this acceptance speech, Sir Salman pays tribute to the work of PEN and notes the contributions of PEN's Writers in Prison Committee, which celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2010.