Congratulations to the Scottish poet Carol Ann Duffy:
Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy is to be awarded the 2012 Pen Pinter Prize. The annual prize - in memory of the playwright Harold Pinter - is awarded to a British writer of outstanding literary merit. Duffy, who will receive the award at the British Library on 8 October, said she was “hugely honoured and moved”. “Carol Ann Duffy is a great poet,” said judge Lady Antonia Fraser, praising her ability “to make important points through her work”.