Orwell Prize

Given by The Orwell Foundation

Other Names: Prix George-Orwell
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The Orwell Prize is the pre-eminent British prize for political writing.

Four prizes are awarded each year: one each for non-fiction and fiction (fiction first awarded in 2019), one for journalism show more and one for 'Exposing Britain's Social Evils' (established 2015); a fifth prize was awarded for blogging between 2009 and 2012. In each case, the winner is the short-listed entry which comes closest to George Orwell's own ambition to "make political writing into an art". (Wikipedia).

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Winner 36

The New Life by Tom CrewePolitical Fiction2023
Show Me the Bodies: How We Let Grenfell Happen by Peter AppsPolitical Writing2023
Small Things Like These by Claire KeeganPolitical Fiction2022
My Fourth Time, We Drowned: Seeking Refuge on the World's Deadliest Migration Route by Sally HaydenPolitical Writing2022
Summer by Ali SmithPolitical Fiction2021
Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin's Russia by Joshua YaffaPolitical Writing2021
The Nickel Boys by Colson WhiteheadPolitical Fiction2020
Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me by Kate ClanchyPolitical Writing2020
Milkman by Anna BurnsPolitical Fiction2019
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden KeefePolitical Writing2019
Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of Britain's Underclass by Darren McGarvey2018
Citizen Clem: A Biography of Attlee: Winner of the Orwell Prize by John Bew2017
The Invention of Russia: The Rise of Putin and the Age of Fake News by Arkady Ostrovsky2016
Private Island: Why Britain Now Belongs to Someone Else by James Meek2015
This Boy by Alan Johnson2014
On the Front Line: The Collected Journalism of Marie Colvin by Marie ColvinSpecial Prize2013
A Very British Killing: The Death of Baha Mousa by Andrew Williams2013
Dead Men Risen: The Welsh Guards and the Real Story of Britain's War in Afghanistan by Toby Harnden2012
The rule of law by Tom Bingham2011
Keeper: One House, Three Generations, and a Journey into Alzheimer's by Andrea Gillies2010
Fishing in Utopia: Sweden and the Future that Disappeared by Andrew Brown2009
Palestinian Walks: Forays into a Vanishing Landscape by Raja Shehadeh2008
Having It So Good: Britain in the Fifties by Peter Hennessy2007
Moses, Citizen and Me by Delia Jarrett-Macauley2006
The Likes of Us: A Biography of the White Working Class by Michael Collins2005
The Breaking of Nations: Order and Chaos in the Twenty-First Century by Robert Cooper2004
Hoo-hahs and Passing Frenzies by Francis Wheen2003
Anthony Blunt: His Lives by Miranda Carter2002
Virtual War by Michael Ignatieff2001
The Case of Stephen Lawrence by Brian Cathcart2000
Alexander Solzhenitsyn: a century in his life by D. M. Thomas1999
Jennie Lee: A Life by Patricia Hollis1998
Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa by Peter Godwin1997
Season of Blood: A Rwandan Journey by Fergal Keane1996
In Search of a State: Catholics in Northern Ireland by Fionnuala O'Connor1995
The Baltic Revolution: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Path to Independence by Anatol Lieven1994

Shortlist 105

Birnam Wood by Eleanor CattonPolitical Fiction2023
The Story of the Forest by Linda GrantPolitical Fiction2023
After Sappho by Selby Wynn SchwartzPolitical Fiction2023
Invasion: The Inside Story of Russia's Bloody War and Ukraine's Fight for Survival by Luke HardingPolitical Writing2023
The Patriarchs: The Origins of Inequality by Angela SainiPolitical Writing2023
Cwen by Alice AlbiniaPolitical Fiction2022
A Passage North by Anuk ArudpragasamPolitical Fiction2022
Assembly by Natasha BrownPolitical Fiction2022
The High House by Jessie GreengrassPolitical Fiction2022
The Colony by Audrey MageePolitical Fiction2022
Appliance by Jo MorganPolitical Fiction2022
there are more things by Yara Rodrigues FowlerPolitical Fiction2022
Sterling Karat Gold by Isabel WaidnerPolitical Fiction2022
Behind Closed Doors: SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING: Why We Break Up Families – and How to Mend Them by Polly CurtisPolitical Writing2022
Spike: The Virus v The People - the inside story by Jeremy FarrarPolitical Writing2022
The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David GraeberPolitical Writing2022
Uncommon Wealth: Britain and the Aftermath of Empire by Kojo KoramPolitical Writing2022
Things I Have Withheld by Kei MillerPolitical Writing2022
Orwell's Roses by Rebecca SolnitPolitical Writing2022
The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century by Amia SrinivasanPolitical Writing2022
Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World's Economy by Adam ToozePolitical Writing2022
Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad by Michela WrongPolitical Writing2022
Leave the World Behind by Rumaan AlamPolitical Fiction2021
The Vanishing Half by Brit BennettPolitical Fiction2021
The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke EmeziPolitical Fiction2021
Afterlives by Abdulrazak GurnahPolitical Fiction2021
Apeirogon by Colum McCannPolitical Fiction2021
Labours of Love: The Crisis of Care by Madeleine BuntingPolitical Writing2021
Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town by Barbara DemickPolitical Writing2021
Our Bodies, Their Battlefields: War Through the Lives of Women by Christina LambPolitical Writing2021
African Europeans: An Untold History by Olivette OtelePolitical Writing2021
English Pastoral: An Inheritance by James RebanksPolitical Writing2021
The Interest: How the British Establishment Resisted the Abolition of Slavery by Michael TaylorPolitical Writing2021
Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy EllmannFiction2020
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine EvaristoFiction2020
The Wall by John LanchesterFiction2020
Heaven, My Home by Attica LockeFiction2020
Girl by Edna O'BrienFiction2020
The Nickel Boys by Colson WhiteheadFiction2020
Ironopolis by Glen James BrownPolitical Fiction2019
Sabrina by Nick DrnasoPolitical Fiction2019
Ordinary People by Diana EvansPolitical Fiction2019
House of Stone by Novuyo Rosa TshumaPolitical Fiction2019
Moneyland: Why Thieves And Crooks Now Rule The World And How To Take It Back by Oliver BulloughPolitical Writing2019
The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco CantúPolitical Writing2019
Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home by Nora KrugPolitical Writing2019
The Growth Delusion: Wealth, Poverty, and the Well-Being of Nations by David PillingPolitical Writing2019
Nightmarch: Among India's Revolutionary Guerrillas by Alpa ShahPolitical Writing2019
The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times by Christopher De BellaiguePolitical Fiction2018
Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society by Cordelia FinePolitical Fiction2018
What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past and the Journey Home by Mark Mazower2018
Winter by Ali Smith2018
Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Post-War Britain by Clair Wills2018
The Seven: The Lives and Legacies of the Founding Fathers of the Irish Republic by Ruth Dudley Edwards2017
All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain's Political Class by Tim Shipman2017
Island Story by J. D. Taylor2017
And the Sun Shines Now: How Hillsborough and the Premier League Changed Britain by Adrian Tempany2017
Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge2017
The New Threat: The Past, Present, and Future of Islamic Militancy by Jason Burke2016
Other People's Money: The Real Business of Finance by John Kay2016
The Tears of the Rajas: Mutiny, Money and Marriage in India 1805-1905 by Ferdinand Mount2016
The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq by Emma Sky2016
Circling the Square: Stories from the Egyptian Revolution by Wendell Steavenson2016
Capital: The Eruption of Delhi by Rana Dasgupta2015
In Plain Sight: The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile by Dan Davies2015
Hack Attack: The Inside Story of How the Truth Caught Up with Rupert Murdoch by Nick Davies2015
Modernity Britain: 1957-1962 by David Kynaston2015
The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited by Louisa Lim2015
Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture by Gaiutra Bahadur2014
The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution, 1945-1957 by Frank Dikötter2014
The World's Most Dangerous Place: Inside the Outlaw State of Somalia by James Fergusson2014
The British Dream: Successes and Failures of Post-war Immigration by David Goodhart2014
Margaret Thatcher: From Grantham to the Falklands by Charles Moore2014
Burying the Typewriter by Carmen Bugan2013
On the Front Line: The Collected Journalism of Marie Colvin by Marie Colvin2013
Leaving Alexandria: A Memoir of Faith and Doubt by Richard Holloway2013
From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia by Pankaj Mishra2013
Occupation Diaries by Raja Shehadeh2013
Injustice: Life and Death in the Courtrooms of America by Clive Stafford Smith2013
The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India by Siddhartha Deb2012
DarkMarket: Cyberthieves, Cybercops and You by Misha Glenny2012
Hood Rat by Gavin Knight2012
The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China by Julia Lovell2012
People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up by Richard Lloyd Parry2012
Let Our Fame Be Great: Journeys Among the Defiant People of the Caucasus by Oliver Bullough2011
The Betrayal by Helen Dunmore2011
Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens2011
Death to the Dictator!: A Young Man Casts a Vote in Iran's 2009 Election and Pays a Devastating Price by Afsaneh Moqadam2011
Supermac: The Life of Harold Macmillan by D. R. Thorpe2011
Rebel Land: Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish Town by Christopher de Bellaigue2010
An Elegy for Easterly by Petina Gappah2010
Freedom for Sale: Why the World Is Trading Democracy for Security by John Kampfner2010
From Fatwa to Jihad: The Rushdie Affair and Its Aftermath by Kenan Malik2010
It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle-Blower by Michela Wrong2010
Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century by Tony Judt2009
Stalin's Children: Three Generations of Love, War, and Survival by Owen Matthews2009
Chinese Whispers: The True Story Behind Britain's Hidden Army of Labour by Hsiao-Hung Pai2009
Descent into Chaos: The U.S. and the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid2009
The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front 1915-1919 by Mark Thompson2009
What's Left? by Nick Cohen2008
Wild: An Elemental Journey by Jay Griffiths2008
William Wilberforce: The Life of the Great Anti-Slave Trade Campaigner by William Hague2008
The Islamist by Ed Husain2008
Two Caravans by Marina Lewycka2008
Bad Men by Clive Stafford Smith2008

Longlist 160

A Lover's Discourse by Xiaolu GuoPolitical Fiction2021
Summerwater by Sarah MossPolitical Fiction2021
Weather by Jenny OffillPolitical Fiction2021
The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique RoffeyPolitical Fiction2021
Rodham by Curtis SittenfeldPolitical Fiction2021
Shuggie Bain by Douglas StuartPolitical Fiction2021
Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism by Anne ApplebaumPolitical Writing2021
The Hitler Conspiracies: The Third Reich and the Paranoid Imagination by Richard J. EvansPolitical Writing2021
Why the Germans Do it Better by John KampfnerPolitical Writing2021
History Has Begun: The Birth of a New America by Bruno MacaesPolitical Writing2021
How Spies Think: Ten Lessons in Intelligence by David OmandPolitical Writing2021
Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir by Rebecca SolnitPolitical Writing2021
This paradise by Ruby Cowlingfiction2020
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristofiction2020
The Wall by John Lanchesterfiction2020
The Topeka School by Ben Lernerfiction2020
The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levyfiction2020
To Calais, In Ordinary Time by James Meekfiction2020
The Travelers by Regina Porterfiction2020
Broken Jaw: Stories by Minoli Salgadofiction2020
Spring by Ali Smithfiction2020
Appeasement: Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the Road to War by Tim Bouverienon-fiction2020
The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment by Amelia Gentlemannon-fiction2020
Follow Me, Akhi: The Online World of British Muslims by Hussein Kesvaninon-fiction2020
Maoism: A Global History by Julia Lovellnon-fiction2020
The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's 1984 by Dorian Lynskeynon-fiction2020
Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlanenon-fiction2020
The Guest House for Young Widows by Azadeh Moaveninon-fiction2020
Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Volume Three: Herself Alone by Charles Moorenon-fiction2020
Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Pereznon-fiction2020
Kremlin Winter: Russia and the Second Coming of Vladimir Putin by Robert Servicenon-fiction2020
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboffnon-fiction2020
Silence is My Mother Tongue by Sulaiman AddoniaPolitical Fiction2019
Perfidious Albion by Sam ByersPolitical Fiction2019
Brother by David ChariandyPolitical Fiction2019
The Ice Migration by Jacqueline CrooksPolitical Fiction2019
In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy GunaratnePolitical Fiction2019
An American Marriage by Tayari JonesPolitical Fiction2019
Red Clocks by Leni ZumasPolitical Fiction2019
Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by AkalaPolitical Writing2019
The People Vs Tech: How the internet is killing democracy (and how we save it) by Jamie BartlettPolitical Writing2019
Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain by James BloodworthPolitical Writing2019
Bad Girls: A History of Rebels and Renegades by Caitlin DaviesPolitical Writing2019
Why We Get the Wrong Politicians by Isabel HardmanPolitical Writing2019
In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin by Lindsey HilsumPolitical Writing2019
De Gaulle by Julian JacksonPolitical Writing2019
American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts by Chris McGrealPolitical Writing2019
Our Boys: The Story of a Paratrooper by Helen ParrPolitical Writing2019
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge2018
Threads: From the Refugee Crisis by Kate Evans2018
The Road to Somewhere: The Populist Revolt and the Future of Politics by David Goodhart2018
Age of Anger: A History of the Present by Pankaj Mishra2018
Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults by Laurie Penny2018
Bread for all: the origins of the welfare state by Chris Renwick2018
The Power by Naomi Alderman2017
The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar2017
Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga2017
The Life Project: The Extraordinary Story of 70,000 Ordinary Lives by Helen Pearson2017
Easternization: Asia's Rise and America's Decline From Obama to Trump and Beyond by Gideon Rachman2017
The Marches: A Borderland Journey between England and Scotland by Rory Stewart2017
Enough Said: What's Gone Wrong with the Language of Politics? by Mark Thompson2017
Cut: One Woman's Fight Against FGM in Britain Today by Hibo Wardere2017
Promised You A Miracle: UK80-82 by Andy Beckett2016
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
Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family by Anne-Marie Slaughter2016
The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers by Gillian Tett2016
The Crossing: My Journey to the Shattered Heart of Syria by Samar Yazbek2016
The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld by Jamie Bartlett2015
Roy Jenkins: A Well-Rounded Life by John Campbell2015
In Plain Sight: The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile by Dan Davies2015
Hack Attack: The Inside Story of How the Truth Caught Up with Rupert Murdoch by Nick Davies2015
Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain by Robert Ford2015
Mammon's Kingdom: An Essay on Britain, Now by David Marquand2015
In the Name of the People: Angola's Forgotten Massacre by Lara Pawson2015
In the light of what we know by Zia Haider Rahman2015
The General: The Ordinary Man Who Challenged Guantanamo by Ahmed Errachidi2014
Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World by Shereen El Feki2014
Kith: The Riddle of the Childscape by Jay Griffiths2014
Red Fortress: The Secret Heart of Russia's History by Catherine Merridale2014
Edmund Burke: The First Conservative by Jesse Norman2014
The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present by David Runciman2014
One Night in Winter by Simon Sebag-Montefiore2014
The XX Factor: How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World by Alison Wolf2014
Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia Freeland2013
Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients by Ben Goldacre2013
El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency by Ioan Grillo2013
The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain by Paul Preston2013
Bloody Nasty People: The Rise of Britain's Far Right by Daniel Trilling2013
Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan 1979-89 by Rodric Braithwaite2012
Cables from Kabul: The Inside Story of the West's Afghanistan Campaign by Sherard Cowper-Coles2012
The Conservatives: A History by Robin Harris2012
Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens by Christopher Hitchens2012
Pakistan: A Hard Country by Anatol Lieven2012
A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France by Caroline Moorehead2012
Bloody Sunday: Truths, Lies and the Saville Inquiry by Douglas Murray2012
Just Boris: The Irresistible Rise of a Political Celebrity by Sonia Purnell2012
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
Adventures in the Orgasmatron: How the Sexual Revolution Came to America by Christopher Turner2012
Unfair Trade: The Truth Behind Big Business, Politics and Fair Trade by Conor Woodman2012
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
Bluebird: A Memoir by Vesna Maric2011
When the Lights Went Out: Britain in the Seventies by Andy Beckett2010
Harare North by Brian Chikwava2010
Waiting for the Etonians: Reports from the Sickbed of Liberal England by Nick Cohen2010
Aftermath: The Omagh Bombing and the Families' Pursuit of Justice by Ruth Dudley Edwards2010
Last Chance: The Middle East in the Balance by David Gardner2010
The Frock-Coated Communist: The Life and Times of the Original Champagne Socialist by Tristram Hunt2010
Ship of Fools: How Stupidity and Corruption Sank the Celtic Tiger by Fintan O'Toole2010
A Swamp Full of Dollars: Pipelines and Paramilitaries at Nigeria's Oil Frontier by Michael Peel2010
The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle by Sara Wheeler2010
The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger by Richard Wilkinson2010
What Price Liberty!: How Freedom Was Won and Is Being Lost by Ben Wilson2010
Muqtada: Muqtada al-Sadr, the Shia Revival, and the Struggle for Iraq by Patrick Cockburn2009
Flat Earth News: An Award-Winning Reporter Exposes Falsehood, Distortion and Propaganda in the Global Media by Nick Davies2009
Journey to Nowhere: One Woman Looks For the Promised Land by Eva Figes2009
The Wizard of the Nile: The Hunt for Africa's Most Wanted by Matthew Green2009
Hell's Cartel: IG Farben and the Making of Hitler's War Machine by Diarmuid Jeffreys2009
A Doctor in Galilee: The Life and Struggle of a Palestinian in Israel by Hatim Kanaaneh2009
A Book of Silence by Sara Maitland2009
Hitler's Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe by Mark Mazower2009
Political Hypocrisy: The Mask of Power, from Hobbes to Orwell and Beyond by David Runciman2009
Torture Team: Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values by Philippe Sands2009
The Refuge and the Fortress: Britain and the Flight from Tyranny by Jeremy Seabrook2009
Our Times: The Age of Elizabeth II by A. N. Wilson2009
Kipling Sahib: India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling 1865-1900 by Charles Allen2008
The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia by Orlando Figes2008
The Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan by Yasmin Khan2008
Austerity Britain: 1945-48 A World to Build by David Kynaston2008
Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet by Mark Lynas2008
A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr2008
Friendship & Betrayal: Ambition and the Limits of Loyalty by Graham Stewart2008
Alexis de Tocqueville : a life by Hugh Brogan2007
Bad Faith: A Forgotten History of Family, Fatherland and Vichy France by Carmen Callil2007
Thatcher and Sons: A Revolution in Three Acts by Simon Jenkins2007
Lions, Donkeys and Dinosaurs by Lewis Page2007
Black Gold of the Sun: Searching for Home in Africa and Beyond by Ekow Eshun2006
Urban Grimshaw and the Shed Crew by Bernard Hare2006
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
I Didn't Do It for You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation by Michela Wrong2006
Free World: America, Europe, and the Surprising Future of the West by Timothy Garton Ash2005
Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of Its Enemies by Ian Buruma2005
Wartime Britain 1939-1945 by Juliet Gardiner2005
Just Law by Helena Kennedy2005
My Trade: A Short History of British Journalism by Andrew Marr2005
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
Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland by Neal Ascherson2003
Marianne in Chains: Daily Life in the Heart of France During the German Occupation by Robert Gildea2003
Chance Witness: An Outsider's Life in Politics by Matthew Parris2003
London Orbital by Iain Sinclair2003
Patriots: National Identity in Britain 1940-2000 by Richard Weight2003
The Irish Story: Telling Tales and Making It Up in Ireland by R. F. Foster2002


The Orwell Prize is the pre-eminent British prize for political writing.

Four prizes are awarded each year: one each for non-fiction and fiction (fiction first awarded in 2019), one for journalism and one for 'Exposing Britain's Social Evils' (established 2015); a fifth prize was awarded for blogging between 2009 and 2012. In each case, the winner is the short-listed entry which comes closest to George Orwell's own ambition to "make political writing into an art". (Wikipedia).

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The Orwell Prize is the pre-eminent British prize for political writing.

Four prizes are awarded each year: one each for non-fiction and fiction (fiction first awarded in 2019), one for journalism and one for 'Exposing Britain's Social Evils' (established 2015); a fifth prize was awarded for blogging between 2009 and 2012. In each case, the winner is the short-listed entry which comes closest to George Orwell's own ambition to "make political writing into an art". (Wikipedia).

(English, Member-written)
The Orwell Prize is the pre-eminent British prize for political writing.

Four prizes are awarded each year: one each for non-fiction and fiction (fiction first awarded in 2019), one for journalism and one for 'Exposing Britain's Social Evils' (established 2015); a fifth prize was awarded for blogging between 2009 and 2012. In each case, the winner is the short-listed entry which comes closest to George Orwell's own ambition to "make political writing into an art". (Wikipedia).

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