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The Orwell Prizes for Books, Journalism and Exposing Britain's Social Evils: Announcing the 2017 Orwell Prize Longlists

16 March 2017

Longlists for the Orwell Prize for Books, Journalism and Britain's Social Evils were announced today, following a year in which George Orwell's name has returned to the heart of political discourse. 14 books were longlisted for the Orwell Prize for Books… find out more

The Orwell Prize announces 2017 events programme

03 November 2016

Today The Orwell Prize released an expanded events programme for 2017 in celebration of its move to UCL, announcing a series of lectures alongside its usual Prize events. The Orwell Prize Lectures 2017 The Orwell Lecture 2017: A. L. Kennedy, writer… find out more

The Orwell Prize 2017 is now open for entries

31 October 2016

The Orwell Prize is Britain's most prestigious prize for political writing, awarded to the book and journalism which comes closest to George Orwell's ambition 'to make political writing into an art'. Entry is free, and there is no limit to the number of… find out more

Scholars should be free to pass without hindrance

20 October 2016

Ken Macdonald QC, Chair of the Orwell Prize Wednesday 19th October 2016 At the launch of the Orwell Prize 2017 , Lord Ken Macdonald QC, Chair of the Orwell Prize, made the following address: "Before we embark on the evening’s proceedings,… find out more

The Orwell Prize Moves to UCL

20 October 2016

[embed]https://youtu.be/Tq3HdJhdzcw[/embed] Film by Rob Eagle, UCL Communications The Orwell Prize has announced that it will now be based at The Institute of Advanced Studies at UCL, home to the Orwell Archive. The announcement, which marks the … find out more

Ian Hislop to give The Orwell Lecture 2016

20 October 2016

  The Orwell Prize has today announced that Ian Hislop will give the Orwell Lecture 2016, at University College London on Tuesday 15th November 2016. The Lecture will be titled 'The Right to Dissent (and the Left too)' To book tickets, please … find out more

The Orwell Prize announces Judges for 2017

20 October 2016

The Orwell Prize has announced its judges for 2017, and that it will now be based at The Institute of Advanced Studies at UCL, home to the Orwell Archive. The Orwell Prize for Books 2017 will be judged by Jonathan Derbyshire, Bonnie Greer, Mark Lawson … find out more

Encountering Orwell

10 October 2016

To celebrate the launch of our new website, The Orwell Prize is publishing a new set of Encounters in our Encountering Orwell Series. In 2014, to Celebrate our 21st Birthday, we collected and published a series of Encounters with Orwell: winners, judges, … find out more

The Orwell Prize is recruiting an Administrative Assistant

12 August 2016

The Orwell Prize is looking for an administrative assistant. Please click the link below for a job description [download id="10481"] To apply, please read the job description and send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@theorwellprize.co.uk … find out more

The Orwell Prize launches new website

12 August 2016

The Orwell Prize is delighted to announce the launch of its new website today, Friday 12th August 2016 The website was designed and built by Double Sided.  … find out more