Orwell prize

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George Orwell’s classic works to be published on Substack
Down and Out in Paris and London will start the project and be delivered to subscribers in ‘coffee break’ segments

Sarah Shaffi

25, Oct, 2022 @10:11 AM

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George Monbiot wins Orwell prize for journalism
Author recognised for his decades-long commitment to neglected environmental issues

Amelia Hill

15, Jul, 2022 @2:58 PM

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Claire Keegan wins Orwell prize for novel about 1980s Ireland
Small Things Like These takes the political fiction award, while Sally Hayden’s My Fourth Time, We Drowned takes the matching nonfiction honour

Sarah Shaffi

14, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Ali Smith wins Orwell prize for novel taking in Covid-19 and Brexit
Summer, written at speed last year, takes political fiction award while Joshua Yaffa’s Between Two Fires takes matching nonfiction honour

Alison Flood

25, Jun, 2021 @2:15 PM

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Student who wrote story about biased algorithm has results downgraded
Jessica Johnson, who won Orwell youth prize for dystopian tale, hopes U-turn will restore university place

Jessica Murray

18, Aug, 2020 @6:59 PM

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'The prize of all prizes': Teacher Kate Clanchy's memoir wins Orwell award
Judges praise Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me, which draws on three decades working in schools, as ‘moving, funny, and full of love’

Alison Flood

09, Jul, 2020 @5:30 PM

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Bernardine Evaristo: 'It’s shocking that people don’t understand Britain’s involvement in slavery'
Ahead of Windrush day, Orwell shortlisted writers Evaristo and Amelia Gentleman talk about politics, art and giving a voice to the powerless

Amelia Gentleman and Bernardine Evaristo

19, Jun, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Orwell prize for fiction shortlist replays 2019 Booker prize contest
Booker winner Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other will vie with Lucy Ellmann’s Ducks, Newburyport for political writing award

Alison Flood

21, May, 2020 @11:03 AM

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'Biography' of Nineteen Eighty-Four leads Orwell prize longlist
Dorian Lynskey’s The Ministry of Truth is among the contenders for the political writing award named after the dystopian classic’s author

Alison Flood

08, Apr, 2020 @11:14 AM

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Suzanne Moore of the Guardian wins Orwell prize for journalism
Articles on Brexit and #MeToo aftermath make columnist joint winner with Steve Bloomfield of Prospect

Matthew Weaver

26, Jun, 2019 @11:02 AM

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Two books about Northern Irish Troubles win Orwell prize 2019
Anna Burns’ Milkman and Patrick Radden Keefe’s Say Nothing win political fiction and political writing awards

Amy Walker

25, Jun, 2019 @7:30 PM

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‘Not every day was like Trainspotting’: Orwell prizewinner Darren McGarvey on class, addiction and redemption
The author of Poverty Safari, better known as the rapper Loki, believes you can break out of the cycle of grinding poverty, abuse and addiction. And he should know – he is the living proof, he says

Stephen Moss

26, Jun, 2018 @5:14 PM

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