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.
The Orwell Prize for Political Writing Shortlist
The Orwell Prize for Political Writing Longlist
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 Orwell Prize for Political Fiction Shortlist
The Orwell Prize for Political Fiction Longlist
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