Klein wins the Warwick Prize

<p>Naomi Klein&#39;s <em>The Shock Doctrine</em> (Penguin) has won the inaugural &pound;50,000 Warwick Prize for Writing.<br /><br />The announcement was made last night (24th February) at a ceremony at the University of Warwick. The prize, which is run and self-funded by the university, is an international award, open to any genre and form of writing, and takes place biennially. This year&#39;s theme was &quot;complexity&quot;. </p><p>Chair of the judges, author China Mi&eacute;ville, said: &quot;Every book on the shortlist was exceptional, but of course it had, ultimately, to come down to one. Naomi Klein&#39;s <em>The Shock Doctrine</em> is a brilliant, provocative, outstandingly written investigation into some of the great outrages of our time.<br /><br />&quot;It has started many debates, and will start many more, and we&#39;re delighted to award it the first Warwick Prize for Writing.&quot;</p><p>The theme for the 2011 Warwick Prize for Writing was also announced last night as &quot;colour&quot;.</p>