Jarrett-Macauley and Menon among Orwell Prize judges for 2021

Jarrett-Macauley and Menon among Orwell Prize judges for 2021

In the 2021 Orwell Prizes, writer, academic and broadcaster Delia Jarrett-Macauley is to chair the Political Fiction judging panel while Anand Menon, a professor at King's College London and director of the UK in a Changing Europe initiative, chairs the judges for the Political Writing Prize.

Jarrett-Macauley (pictured), who won the the Orwell Prize for Books in 2006 for her novel Moses, Citizen & Me will deliberate alongside Andrea Stuart, historian and writer; Bea Carvalho, general fiction buyer at Waterstones; and the poet Mark Ford, professor of English at UCL.

Joining Menon will be Angela Saini, science journalist, broadcaster and author; Richard Ekins, professor of law and constitutional government in the University of Oxford; and Rosemary Goring, journalist, editor and writer, and columnist with The Scottish Herald.  

Submissions are open until 30th October, with full details available on the prize's website. The winning entries should strive to meet Orwell’s own ambition "to make political writing into an art’".