That year the prize ceremony was held on September 11. Harvey won for her work, Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea.
Last night, September 6, 2011, Harvey became the first person to win for a second time.
Let England Shake has 21st Century relevance. War is at the heart of the album. P J told the mercury prize audience, "It's really good to be here this evening, because when I last won 10 years ago I was in Washington DC watching the Pentagon burning from my hotel window."So much has happened since then. This album took me a long time to write. It was very important to me. I wanted to make something meaningful, not just for myself but for other people, and hopefully to make something that would last."