November 23 , 2005
The Nobel Foundation hereby announces that Harold Pinter, the 2005 Nobel Laureate in Literature, will not attend the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony and the Nobel Banquet on December 10 for reasons of health.
Attending the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Mr. Pinter's place will be his publisher Stephen Page, Chief Executive of Faber and Faber in London. Mr. Page will accept the Nobel medal and Nobel diploma on behalf of the Literature Laureate.
As part of a brief visit to Stockholm during the Nobel Week, Harold Pinter will present his Nobel Lecture at the Swedish Academy, at 5:30 p.m. on December 7. At the same time, the Nobel Lecture in Literature will be broadcasted live and posted on the official web site of the Nobel Foundation, http://nobelprize.org and on the website of the Swedish Academy, www.swedishacademy.org. The Nobel Lecture will also be broadcasted live by Channel 4 in the UK and in the same evening at 22:30 by the Swedish Television, SVT1.
There are, unfortunately, no additional tickets available for the Nobel Lecture at the Swedish Academy on December 7.
Annika Ekdahl, Public Relations Manager, The Nobel Foundation
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