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Pakistan Academy of Letters AWARD 2008 to Peter Curman and Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed
Peter Curman was decorated with the "The Quaid-i-Azam International Award for Literature" and Benazir Bhutto with "The Quaid-i-Awam International Award for Democracy".

My dear Peter,

I am pleased to inform you that the Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) has awarded you "The Quaid-i-Azam International Award for Literature". The Award carries Pak. Rupees Two Million (US$25,000/-). This was announced by me in a Press Conference yesterday. The other award “The Quaid-i-Awam International Award for Democracy” has been nominated for Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed.

Today’s National News Papers in Pakistan have carried the news prominently.

The date when we will specially invite you to receive this award will be communicated to you shortly. I will talk to you on telephone may be today some time.

With profound regards,


Fakhar Zaman

Interview with Peter Curman on Youtube by Danial Kahn >>

"My poetry begins as a private experience"
Peter Curman, a well-known Swedish poet, has been recently
awarded Quaid-i-Azam International Award for Literature by
Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL). His first selection of poetry
appeared in 1965. He has published twelve books of poetry,
anthologies and a novel (Meltdown, 1998).

Read the interview by Zaman Khan >>

Peter Curman portrait

Award ceremony

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