Controversial British playwright and campaigner Harold Pinter has won the 2005 Nobel Prize for literature.
No he hasn't: Harold Pinter has been awarded the 2005 Nobel Prize for literature. He did not actively participate in any competition, and was probably oblivious to the fact that he was in the running. To be awarded a Nobel Prize is a great honour; to say that he won it makes it sound as if Pinter sought the prize—which rather cheapens it.
Nice one, Harold!