Six for Penguin Random House UK on the Orwell Prize Longlist


Penguin Random House UK has an impressive 6 titles out of the 14 longlisted for this year’s Orwell Prize for Books, Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing. Following a year in which George Orwell’s name has returned to the heart of political discourse, the Orwell Prize judges choose the most compelling political writing of 2016. 

The longlist was revealed this morning and was selected by judges Jonathan Derbyshire (Executive Comment Editor, Financial Times), playwright and author Bonnie Greer, writer and broadcaster Mark Lawson and writer and critic Erica Wagner.

Our Longlisted titles for The Orwell Prize for Books 2017:

The shortlist will be announced at a special lecture with Ruth Davidson, Scottish Conservative leader, on Monday 15th May 2017, together with shortlists for the Orwell Prize for Journalism and the Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils. The winner of each £3,000 prize will be announced at a ceremony during UCL’s Festival of Culture on Thursday 8th June 2017.

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