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2015 Shortlist Reviews

We invited our Warwick Prize Student Reps to review this year's shortlisted books. Read more

A Q&A with our 2015 judging panel

Gavin Francis - "I want to be drawn into a story as well as have a writer transform the way I think about something."

Robert Macfarlane - "To write originally one must have read drastically."

Tony Wheeler - "The ‘tough’ places seem to inspire the best writing."

Alison Kennedy - "An idea of voice as a real thing and a physical thing is very freeing."


David Morley interviews 2013 Winner Alice Oswald

Director of the Warwick Prize for Writing David Morley interviews Alice Oswald, winner of the 2013 Warwick Prize for Writing.




2013 Winner Alice Oswald performs 'Memorial'

Alice Oswald, winner of the 2013 Warwick Prize for Writing, accepts the trophy and recites the final chapter of her winning work 'Memorial' at the award ceremony at the Wallace Collection on 24 September 2013.




2013 Winner Event: Professor Ian Sansom

Professor Ian Sansom, Chair of the Judging Panel, announces the winner of the 2013 Warwick Prize for Writing at the Wallace Collection on 24 September 2013.




2013 Winner Event: Professor David Morley

Professor David Morley, Director of the Warwick Prize for Writing, sets out what makes the Warwick Prize for Writing distinctive at the winner award event at the Wallace Collection on 24 September 2013.




2013 Winner Event: Sir George Cox

Sir George Cox, University of Warwick Pro-Chancellor, welcomes the audience to the winner award event at the Wallace Collection on 24 September 2013.




2013 Shortlist Announcement: Marina Warner

Marina Warner announces the shortlist for the 2013 Warwick Prize for Writing at the Melbourne Writers Festival on 30 August 2013.




2013 Shortlist Announcement: David Morley

David Morley speaks about the Warwick Prize for Writing at the Melbourne Writers Festival on 30 August 2013.




2013 Shortlist Announcement: Ed Byrne

Ed Byrne speaks about the Monash Warwick Alliance and the Warwick Prize for Writing at the Melbourne Writers Festival on 30 August 2013.




2013 Judges' Experience

The members of the 2013 Judging Panel, Professors Ian Sanson, Ed Byrne and Marina Warner, give their thoughts on the experience of judging the Warwick Prize for Writing.



2011 Winner Announcement

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The announcement of the winner of The Warwick Prize For Writing 2011 at the Royal Festival Hall, London on March 22nd 2011.



2011 Winner Announcement Event

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Peter Forbes was announced as the winner of the 2011 Warwick Prize for Writing at an evening awards ceremony held on 22 March 2011 at the Royal Festival Hall, London.



Michael Rosen in conversation with winner Peter Forbes

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Chair of the 2011 judging panel Michael Rosen in conversation with winner Peter Forbes.



Michael Rosen on choosing the winner

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Chair of The Warwick Prize for Writing Judging Panel Dr Michael Rosen, discusses the process of choosing a winner for the Warwick Prize for Writing and his thoughts on the winning book.



The Warwick Prize for Writing Shortlist 2011

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Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Thrift, Baroness Lola Young and Dr Michael Rosen discuss the role of judging The Warwick Prize for Writing, the theme of colour and the process of creating the shortlist.



About the 2011 Prize

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Director of the 2011 Warwick Prize for Writing, Professor Jeremy Treglown, gives an overview of the Prize.



What is colour?

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The Chairs of the judging panels for the 2009 and 2011 Warwick Prize for Writing, China Mieville and Michael Rosen, discuss the theme for the 2011 Prize.



What is colour? (Edit)

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A shorter edited version of the discussion between the Chairs of the judging panels for the 2009 and 2011 Warwick Prize for Writing, China Mieville and Michael Rosen, of the theme for the 2011 Prize.



Winner of The University of Warwick Prize for Writing 2009, Naomi Klein - The Shock Doctrine

Watch Naomi Klein’s full acceptance speech about the Prize and this year’s theme of complexity at the evening awards ceremony held on 24 February 2009 in the Mead Gallery at the Warwick Arts Centre.



The Award Ceremony for The University of Warwick Prize for Writing 2009

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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.
 

Professor David Morley Interviews Prize Winner Naomi Klein

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Director of the 2009 Warwick Prize for Writing, Professor David Morley, interviews the winner of the 2009 Prize, Naomi Klein.



The University of Warwick Prize for Writing 2009 Shadow Student Judging Panel

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The Shadow Student Judging Panel discuss which shortlisted book they would pick as the Winner for The University of Warwick Prize for Writing 2009. Chaired by Jonathan Ware, 3rd Yr Undergraduate Student, English.



Panel Discussion for The University of Warwick Prize for Writing 2009

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China Miéville, Chair of The Warwick Prize for Writing and Author chaired the panel of five participants including two of the Judges for the Prize for Writing, Professor Ian Stewart, Professor of Mathematics & Author and Maureen Freely Author & Translator. The Panel also included George Ttoouli from the Warwick Writing Programme and Jonathan Ware, 3rd Yr Undergraduate Student, English.



The Judges' Experience of the Shortlist

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Watch a video of the announcement of the shortlist on 22 January together with the judges' experience of the Prize so far.



About the Warwick Prize for Writing

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Director of the Prize, Professor David Morley, introduces the Warwick Prize for Writing.





Blogs

  • Professor David Morley, Director of the inaugural 2009 Warwick Prize for Writing and the Warwick Writing Programme is a prolific blogger. Explore his work on his literature blog.
  • A panel of students were selected in 2009 to form a shadow student judging panel. Read their thoughts on the 2009 shortlist on their blog.

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