Thu, 29/03/2012 - 08:00
The longlist for the Orwell Prize for political writing has been announced, with late author Christopher Hitchens longlisted for a second consecutive year.
Hitchens, who died late last year, is nominated for the collection of essays Arguably (Atlantic) following his shortlisting for Hitch-22 in 2011.
Fri, 11/11/2011 - 07:00
The Orwell Prize 2012 is now open for submissions, with Book Prize judges author Miranda Carter and journalist Sameer Rahim confirmed.
Carter won the Orwell Prize for Books 2002 for Anthony Blunt: His Lives (Pan Macmillan); Rahim is the assistant books editor on the Telegraph, and a third judge will be announced...
Thu, 25/08/2011 - 07:00
The Orwell Prize is to blog George Orwell’s “hop-picking” diary entries, which went on to form part of his novel A Clergyman’s Daughter.
Starting today, the political writing award will post a daily blog 80 years to the day that Orwell wrote his diary...
Wed, 18/05/2011 - 09:18
The late lord chief justice Tom Bingham has been awarded the Orwell Prize for political writing for his book The Rule of Law (Penguin). Bingham, a former master of the rolls, lord chief justice, and senior law lord, died in September 2010. His award was presented to Lady Bingham of Cornhill yesterday evening (17th May).
Thu, 20/05/2010 - 07:00
Andrea Gillies’ Keeper (Short Books) has won this year's Orwell Prize for political writing.
Gillies fought off competition from titles including Petina Gappah's An Elegy for Easterly (Faber), Christopher De Bellaigue's Rebel Land and Kenan Malik's From Fatwa to Jihad (Atlantic)...
Thu, 25/03/2010 - 08:27
Two fiction débuts have made the "well-cooked" 18-strong list for the Orwell Prize for political writing, after last year's lists featured none.
Brian Chikwava's novel Harare North (Jonathan Cape) and Petina Gappah's Guardian First Book Prize-winning collection Elegy for Easterly (...
Thu, 26/03/2009 - 08:33
The six-strong shortlist for the Orwell Prize for political writing was revealed last night (25th March), with Andrew Brown’s Fishing in Utopia (Granta) and Owen Matthews’ Stalin’s Children (Bloomsbury) up for the prize, which is judged by Jenny Abramsky, chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund, former editor of...
Tue, 24/03/2009 - 09:35
Does anyone who isn't dead from the neck up doubt that there's a bad time coming? We don't even know what it'll be, and yet we know it's coming. Perhaps a war, perhaps a slump —no knowing, except that it'll be something bad. Wherever we're going, we're going downwards. Into the grave, into the cesspool—no knowing....
Thu, 23/10/2008 - 07:21
The Orwell Prize for political writing launched yesterday (22nd October) with a new commendation for political blogs, in the same year that Orwell's own diaries were published online as an ongoing blog.
The Blog Prize is the first award for political blogs in the UK and Northern Ireland to judge the quality of the writing. Bloggers...
Wed, 30/07/2008 - 07:30
The Orwell Prize for political writing will publish George Orwell’s diaries as a blog, to inspire interest in Orwell and political writing in general.
Starting on 9th August, entries from his domestic and political diaries will be published as text on www....