The Orwell Prize 2020 Winners

The Orwell Prize for Political Writing

Scooping the award for Political Writing is Kate Clanchy’s impassioned defence of teaching as a pivotal, inspirational profession, Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me.

Both a compendium of case studies drawn from Clanchy’s former pupils and a cogently argued polemic against the inherent biases and prejudices of the education system, this elegantly written volume makes a persuasive case for teaching as a vitally important and much-misunderstood occupation.

 

“Clanchy's reflections on teaching and the stories of her students are moving, funny, full of love and offer sparkling insights into modern British society.”

The Orwell Prize for Political Writing Shortlist

Appeasing Hitler
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Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me
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Invisible Women
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The Windrush Betrayal
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Underland
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Margaret Thatcher
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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
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The Orwell Prize for Political Writing Longlist

Appeasing Hitler
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Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me
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Invisible Women
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The Windrush Betrayal
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Follow Me, Akhi
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Maoism
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The Ministry of Truth
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Underland
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Guest House for Young Widows
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Margaret Thatcher
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Kremlin Winter
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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
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The Orwell Prize for Political Fiction

Colson Whitehead triumphs in the Political Fiction category with The Nickel Boys, his blistering novel of racial injustice in a 1960s Florida reform school.

The Waterstones Fiction Book of the Month for July 2020 is an incredible synthesis of meticulous research and blazing imagination, centring on the abuse suffered by two Black students at a racist reform school and their differing responses to the incipient civil rights movement.

 

The Nickel Boys… provides unimpeachable evidence that human dignity and love can provide a beacon for transforming lives that's ultimately more powerful and enduring than violence.”

 

The Orwell Prize for Political Fiction Shortlist

Ducks, Newburyport
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Girl, Woman, Other
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The Wall
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Heaven, My Home
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Girl
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The Nickel Boys
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The Orwell Prize for Political Fiction Longlist

This Paradise
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Ducks, Newburyport
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Girl, Woman, Other
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The Wall
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The Topeka School
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The Man Who Saw Everything
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Heaven, My Home
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To Calais, In Ordinary Time
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Girl
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The Travelers
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Broken Jaw
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Spring
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The Nickel Boys
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Previous Winners

Poverty Safari
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Citizen Clem
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The Invention of Russia
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Private Island
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This Boy
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A Very British Killing
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Dead Men Risen
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The Rule of Law
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Fishing in Utopia
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Palestinian Walks
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Having it So Good
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Moses, Citizen and Me
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Anthony Blunt
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Mukiwa
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Season of Blood
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The Baltic Revolution
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