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The University of Warwick announces new partnership with The Sunday Times / Peters Fraser + Dunlop for the Young Writer of the Year Award.

New partnership announced

The University of Warwick has announced a new partnership to replace the Warwick Prize for Writing.

For 2017, the University of Warwick will partner with The Sunday Times / Peters Fraser + Dunlop for the Young Writer of the Year award. This is an extension of Warwick's commitment to the nurture and support of literary work, emerging writing talent and the creative industries.

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The Warwick Prize for Writing was awarded between 2009 and 2015 to one substantial to one substantial piece of English language writing, chosen from work across the globe.  

Learn more about previous Warwick Prize winners

Redeployment wins 2015 Warwick Prize


Phil Klay was named the winner of the Warwick Prize for Writing 2015 for Redeployment, a short story collection dealing with the American experience of the Iraq War, published by Canongate.


2015 Judging Panel

Our judging panel of many talents selects excellent writing that opens new worlds to readers.

The 2015 panel was chaired by acclaimed author and dramatist, Alison L Kennedy. She was accompanied by author and academic Robert Macfarlane, actress and director Fiona Shaw, physician and writer Gavin Francis and Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler.

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