The Orwell Prize

The Orwell Prizes 2019

The Orwell Prizes are Britain’s premier awards for political writing. Named in honour of the pioneering political journalist and prophetic novelist, the prizes aim to reflect George Orwell’s desire ‘to make political writing into an art.’ For the first time in its history the Orwell Foundation has introduced a Political Fiction longlist in recognition of the powerful, politically aware novels being produced worldwide.

This year’s longlists are packed full of insight and indignation. Diatribes against big tech and offshore tax evasion rub shoulders with definitive biographies of Marie Colvin and General de Gaulle in the Political Writing category, whilst the inaugural Fiction longlist contains a graphic novel about the pernicious effect of fake news and a mordantly funny post-Brexit dystopia.

The Political Writing Book Prize 2019 Longlist

Natives
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The People Vs Tech
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Hired
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Moneyland
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The Line Becomes A River
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Bad Girls
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Why We Get the Wrong Politicians
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In Extremis
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A Certain Idea of France
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Say Nothing
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Heimat
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American Overdose
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Our Boys
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The Growth Delusion
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Nightmarch
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The Political Fiction Prize 2019 Longlist

Silence is My Mother Tongue
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Ironopolis
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Milkman
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Perfidious Albion
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Brother
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The Ice Migration
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Sabrina
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Ordinary People
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In Our Mad and Furious City
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An American Marriage
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House of Stone
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Red Clocks
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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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Keeper
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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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