Rosen to chair Warwick Prize

<p>Former children&rsquo;s laureate Michael Rosen is to chair the judging panel for the 2011 Warwick Prize for Writing. </p><p>A longlist for the biennial &pound;50,000 prize, which spans all genres of writing in the English language, will be announced in October, with a shortlist following in January 2011 and the winner announced in February 2011. </p><p>Submissions for the 2011 Prize, with the theme of &quot;Colour&quot; are now open. </p><p>Rosen said: &quot;This is a prize that matches people&#39;s reading habits: most of us read across genres, hopping from fiction to journalism to history to biography. I&#39;m guessing that one of the challenges in judging this will be comparing books that are usually regarded as too unlike to be compared. </p><p>&quot;We&#39;ll have to raise our game to cope with that, I think, and that&#39;s something I&#39;m looking forward to immensely.&quot;</p><p> In February 2009 Penguin author Naomi Klein took the inaugural prize for <em>The Shock Doctrine</em>.</p>