Steve (who has just posted an excellent little piece on Littell's The Kindly Ones) and the other judges have finally chosen: Naomi Klein has won the Warwick Prize for The Shock Doctrine.

From the press release:

Naomi Klein was announced last night as the winner of the first £50,000 Warwick Prize for Writing.

The unique new prize, run and self-funded by the University of Warwick, stands out as an international cross-disciplinary biennial award open to any genre or form of writing.

Canadian journalist Klein's winning book, The Shock Doctrine, was chosen from a diverse shortlist of six international titles. This year's prize theme of Complexity was interpreted differently by each writer, all experts in their genres, and ranged from music criticism and scientific theory to Spanish fiction.

Naomi Klein said "At a time when the news out of the publishing industry is usually so bleak it's thrilling to be part of a bold new prize supporting writing, especially alongside such an exciting array of other books."

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