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Shortlist revealed for 2011 Warwick Prize for Writing

11th February 2011

The six books in competition for the 2011 Warwick Prize for Writing have been named by the University of Warwick.

Nadeem Aslam's The Wasted Vigil, Dazzled and Deceived: Mimicry and Camouflage by Peter Forbes and Aminatta Forna's The Memory of Love have been shortlisted for the GBP 50,000 award.

The Literature Police: Apartheid Censorship and its Cultural Consequences by Peter D. McDonald, Michael Taussig's What Color is the Sacred and White Egrets by Derek Walcott are the other works in the running for the biennial prize.

Taking the theme of 'colour' for 2011, the prize will be judged by former children's laureate Michael Rosen, University of Warwick vice-chancellor Professor Nigel Thrift, poet Erica Wagner, writer Baroness Lola Young and Chatto & Windus editorial director Jenny Uglow.

On March 22nd, the winner of the honour will be announced during a ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall in London. In addition to their cash award, the successful writer will be offered a short placement at the University of Warwick.

In 2009, the inaugural Warwick Prize for Writing was won by Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine.
 

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