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Book awards: Orwell Prize Longlist

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Works (106)

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The Irish Story: Telling Tales and Making It Up in Ireland by R. F. Foster2002
Chance Witness: An Outsider's Life in Politics by Matthew Parris2003
London Orbital by Iain Sinclair2003
Marianne in Chains: Daily Life in the Heart of France During the German Occupation by Robert Gildea2003
Patriots: National Identity in Britain 1940-2000 by Richard Weight2003
Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland by Neal Ascherson2003
Brick Lane by Monica Ali2004
The Iron Lady by John Campbell2004
Rising '44: The Battle for Warsaw by Norman Davies2004
Supping with the Devils: Political Journalism by Hugo Young2004
Free World: America, Europe, and the Surprising Future of the West by Timothy Garton Ash2005
Just Law by Helena Kennedy2005
My Trade: A Short History of British Journalism by Andrew Marr2005
Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of Its Enemies by Ian Buruma2005
Wartime Britain 1939-1945 by Juliet Gardiner2005
Black Gold of the Sun: Searching for Home in Africa and Beyond by Ekow Eshun2006
I Didn't Do It for You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation by Michela Wrong2006
Frontline: The True Story of the British Mavericks Who Changed the Face of War Reporting by David Loyn2006
The Secret of Bryn Estyn: The Making of Modern Witch Hunt by Richard Webster2006
Urban Grimshaw and the Shed Crew by Bernard Hare2006
Alexis de Tocqueville : a life by Hugh Brogan2007
Bad Faith: A Forgotten History of Family and Fatherland by Carmen Callil2007
Lions, Donkeys and Dinosaurs by Lewis Page2007
Thatcher and Sons: A Revolution in Three Acts by Simon Jenkins2007
Austerity Britain: 1945-48 A World to Build by David Kynaston2008
Friendship & Betrayal: Ambition and the Limits of Loyalty by Graham Stewart2008
The Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan by Yasmin Khan2008
A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr2008
Kipling Sahib: India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling by Charles Allen2008
Six degrees: our future on a hotter planet by Mark Lynas2008
The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia by Orlando Figes2008
A Book of Silence by Sara Maitland2009
A Doctor in Galilee: The Life and Struggle of a Palestinian in Israel by Hatim Kanaaneh2009
Flat Earth News: An Award-Winning Reporter Exposes Falsehood, Distortion and Propaganda in the Global Media by Nick Davies2009
Hell's Cartel: IG Farben and the Making of Hitler's War Machine by Diarmuid Jeffreys2009
Hitler's Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe by Mark Mazower2009
Journey to Nowhere: One Woman Looks for the Promised Land by Eva Figes2009
Muqtada: Muqtada al-Sadr, the Shia Revival, and the Struggle for Iraq by Patrick Cockburn2009
Our Times: The Age of Elizabeth II by A. N. Wilson2009
Political Hypocrisy: The Mask of Power, from Hobbes to Orwell and Beyond by David Runciman2009
The Refuge and the Fortress: Britain and the Flight from Tyranny by Jeremy Seabrook2009
Torture Team: Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values by Philippe Sands2009
The Wizard of the Nile: The Hunt for Africa's Most Wanted by Matthew Green2009
Aftermath: The Omagh Bombing and the Families' Pursuit of Justice by Ruth Dudley Edwards2010
The Frock-Coated Communist: The Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels by Tristram Hunt2010
Harare North by Brian Chikwava2010
Last Chance: The Middle East in the Balance by David Gardner2010
The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle by Sara Wheeler2010
Ship of Fools: How Stupidity and Corruption Sank the Celtic Tiger by Fintan O'Toole2010
The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger by Richard Wilkinson2010
A Swamp Full of Dollars: Pipelines and Paramilitaries at Nigeria's Oil Frontier by Michael Peel2010
Waiting for the Etonians: Reports from the Sickbed of Liberal England by Nick Cohen2010
What Price Liberty!: How Freedom Was Won and Is Being Lost by Ben Wilson2010
When the Lights Went Out: Britain in the Seventies by Andy Beckett2010
Bluebird: A Memoir by Vesna Maric2011
Chasing the Devil: On Foot Through Africa's Killing Fields by Tim Butcher2011
Ernest Gellner: An Intellectual Biography by John A. Hall2011
A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain by Owen Hatherley2011
Adventures in the Orgasmatron: How the Sexual Revolution Came to America by Christopher Turner2012
Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan, 1979-89. Rodric Braithwaite by Rodric Braithwaite2012
Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens by Christopher Hitchens2012
Bloody Sunday: Truths, Lies and the Saville Inquiry by Douglas Murray2012
Cables from Kabul: The Inside Story of the West's Afghanistan Campaign by Sherard Cowper-Coles2012
The Conservatives: A History by Robin Harris2012
Just Boris: The Irresistible Rise of a Political Celebrity by Sonia Purnell2012
Pakistan: A Hard Country by Anatol Lieven2012
The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity by Jeffrey D. Sachs2012
To Die for: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? by Lucy Siegle2012
A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France by Caroline Moorehead2012
Unfair Trade: The Truth Behind Big Business, Politics and Fair Trade by Conor Woodman2012
Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients by Ben Goldacre2013
Bloody Nasty People: The Rise of Britain's Far Right by Daniel Trilling2013
El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency by Ioan Grillo2013
Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia Freeland2013
The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain by Paul Preston2013
The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present by David Runciman2014
Edmund Burke: The First Conservative by Jesse Norman2014
The General: The Ordinary Man Who Challenged Guantanamo by Ahmed Errachidi2014
Kith: The Riddle of the Childscape by Jay Griffiths2014
One Night in Winter by Simon Sebag-Montefiore2014
Red Fortress: The Secret Heart of Russia's History by Catherine Merridale2014
Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World by Shereen El Feki2014
The XX Factor: How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World by Alison Wolf2014
The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld by Jamie Bartlett2015
Hack Attack: The Inside Story of How the Truth Caught Up with Rupert Murdoch by Nick Daviesnot in English Common Knowledge2015
In Plain Sight: The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile by Dan Daviesnot in English Common Knowledge2015
In the light of what we know by Zia Haider Rahman2015
In the Name of the People: Angola's Forgotten Massacre by Lara Pawson2015
Mammon's Kingdom: An Essay on Britain, Now by David Marquand2015
Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain by Robert Ford2015
Roy Jenkins: A Well-Rounded Life by John Campbell2015
The Crossing: My Journey to the Shattered Heart of Syria by Samar Yazbek2016
The House by the Lake by Thomas Harding2016
How the French Think: An Affectionate Portrait of an Intellectual People by Sudhir Hazareesingh2016
More Human: Designing a World Where People Come First by Steve Hilton2016
Promised You A Miracle: UK80-82 by Andy Beckett2016
The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers by Gillian Tett2016
Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family by Anne-Marie Slaughter2016
Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga2017
Cut: One Woman's Fight Against FGM in Britain Today by Hibo Wardere2017
Easternisation: War and Peace in the Asian Century by Gideon Rachman2017
Enough Said: What's Gone Wrong with the Language of Politics? by Mark Thompson2017
The Life Project: The Extraordinary Story of 70,000 Ordinary Lives by Helen Pearson2017
The Marches: A Borderland Journey between England and Scotland by Rory Stewart2017
The Power by Naomi Alderman2017
The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar2017

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The Orwell Prize is Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing. Every year, we award prizes for the work which comes closest to George Orwell’s ambition ‘to make political writing into an art’. The longlists (nominally 18 books and 12 journalists) are publicly announced in spring, followed a few weeks later by the shortlists (6 in each category) at a shortlist debate. The winners are announced at a public awards ceremony a few weeks later, where the judges may also opt to award a special prize at their discretion.

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