Thursday 31 March 2011
This year’s Orwell Prize longlists were announced last night – the details are summarised in the press release, or you can see the longlisted books, read the longlisted journalism and browse the longlisted blogposts on our website. As well as announcing this year’s longlists, we ran a panel discussion on political blogging, featuring previous winner, Richard Horton (aka blogging policeman, Jack Night, who was then outed by The Times) and David Allen Green (shortlisted as ‘Jack of Kent’ in 2010, one of this year’s judges). We’re very grateful to Preiskel & Co for hosting the event at short notice.
Orwell Prize at the Oxford Literary Festival This Week
We have two events coming up at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival – click the links to find out more and book:
- Sunday 3rd April, 4pm: Orwell vs Kipling with Charles Allen, Paul Anderson, Sarah Bakewell, Andrew Lycett
- Tuesday 5th April, noon: Does it make a difference who funds the arts? with Martin Bright, Sir Mark Jones (V&A), chaired by Will Gompertz
The Wigan Pier Diaries
The Wartime Diaries
This week, entries were published on 24th March. Next week, entries will be published on 7th and 8th April.