naomi klein wins first-ever warwick prize

Canadian writer and activist Naomi Klein has won the first Warwick Prize for Writing for her book The Shock Doctrine.

The new Warwick Prize, from the UK's University of Warwick, is "an international cross-disciplinary award which will be given biennially for an excellent and substantial piece of writing in the English language, in any genre or form, on a theme that will change with every award". This year's theme was Complexity.

The award comes with £50,000 (about $90,000 Canadian), an opportunity to teach at the University for a while, and a whole lot of publicity.

Congratulations to Naomi Klein on this well-deserved recognition.

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