The Orwell Prize


The Orwell Prize is Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing. Every year, the Prize rewards the work – the book, the journalism and (since 2009) the blog – which comes closest to George Orwell’s ambition ‘to make political writing into an art’. But it does much more than that, taking events around the country to enthuse the public about good political writing and thinking.

 

The Orwell Prize

The online home of Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing. Includes details of previous longlists, shortlists and winners; video and audio of previous Orwell Prize events; and articles by, and about, George Orwell.

Visit the Orwell Prize website

 

Orwell Diaries

Post-blogging the opening years of World War Two, read George Orwell’s diary entries (domestic and political) from 1938-42 in real time. Each entry is published 70 years to the day since it was written, with links and archive material.

Read the Webby-nominated Orwell Diaries blog

 

The Orwell Prize Newsletter

Click here to sign up to the Prize’s weekly newsletter, with latest news, forthcoming events and links to website features.

Sign up to the newsletter

 

@TheOrwellPrize on Twitter

The most current way of keeping up with the Prize, with news, links to all things Orwell and articles on political writing, competitions and live-tweeting from our events.

Follow @TheOrwellPrize on Twitter

 

The Orwell Prize YouTube Channel

Video and audio from previous Orwell Prize events (debates, discussions, lectures), interviews with shortlisted and winning writers, and media appearances. Hours and hours of video on politics, political writing, literature and Orwell.

Watch the YouTube channel

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