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February 05, 2009

Warwick Prize for Writing – Shortlist

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The shortlist for the 2009 Warwick Prize for Writing has today been announced and sees six diverse genres competing for the £50,000 prize.

This year’s theme of 'complexity' has been interpreted differently by the six shortlisted writers, all experts in their diverse fields. Themes include global political corruption, female psychology, 20th century music, scientific theories on religion and a Spanish literary fiction puzzle.

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The six shortlisted authors are:

  • Lisa Appignanesi, Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800
  • Francisco Goldman, The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed Bishop Gerardi?
  • Stuart A. Kauffman, Reinventing the Sacred
  • Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
  • Alex Ross, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the 20th Century
  • Enrique Vila-Matas (translator: Jonathan Dunne), Montano's Malady

For further details on the shortlisted authors, visit the Prize for Writing site here

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