Tuesday 11 May 2021 @ 19:00 - 20:00
Sevenoaks Bookshop/Chorleywood Bookshop/Village Books (Dulwich)
Join Booker Prize winner Douglas Stuart (Shuggie Bain, Political Fiction), and journalist’s Madeleine Bunting (author of Labours of Love: The Care Crisis, Political Writing) and Ciaran Jenkins (Journalism Prize) as they discuss their Orwell Prize longlisted work with host Nicci Gerrard, who won The Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils in 2016 for her reporting on dementia and the arts. The conversation will be prompted by the word ‘care’, the political implications of which run through all their work.
The Orwell Prize longlists feature the finest political writing across non-fiction, fiction and journalism of last year: work that our judging panels believe best fulfils Orwell’s state ambition “to make political writing into an art.” Throughout the spring of 2021, the Orwell Foundation will be celebrating this writing in several ways, including a series of online events in association with independent bookshops across the U.K. These will spotlight some of the major themes arising from the longlists, and will feature writers from different lists being brought together to discuss their work.Book event