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2009 Prize


Naomi Klein was announced as the winner of the first Warwick Prize for Writing at an evening awards ceremony held on 24 February 2009 in the Mead Gallery at the Warwick Arts Centre.



The shortlist of 6 books was announced on 23 January 2009.

Lisa Appignanesi, Mad Bad and SadFrancisco Goldman, The Art of Political MurderStuart A Kauffman, Reinventing the SacredNaomi Klein, The Shock DoctrineAlex Ross, The Rest is NoiseEnrique Vila Matas, Montanos Malady


The longlist of 20 books was announced on 13 November 2008.

Lisa Appignanesi, Mad Bad SadMichael Blastland and Andrew Dilnot, The Tiger that Isn'tRachel Blau Duplessis, Torques Drafts 58-76John Burnside, GlisterMike Davies, Planet of SlumsFrancisco Goldman, The Art of Political MurderJohn Hughes, Someone ElseStuart A Kauffman, Reinventing the SacredNaomi Klein, The Shock DoctrineThomas Legendre, The BurningDavid Livingstone, Adams AncestorsRobert Macfarlane, The Wild PlacesJames Martin, The Meaning of the 21st CenturyIan McDonald, BrasylJoseph ONeill, NetherlandAlex Ross, The Rest is NoiseJuan Gabriel Vasquex, The InformersEnrique Vila Matas, Montanos MaladyIvan Vladislavic, Portrait with KeysJames Walvin, The Trader The Owner The Slave