23rd May Awards Ceremony

Friday 11 May 2012

The winners of this year’s Orwell Prize awards ceremony will be announced on Wednesday, 23rd May, and it would be wonderful if you could join us. The 2012 winners – of the Book Prize, Journalism Prize and Blog Prize – will be announced from 7pm, with drinks from 6.30pm, at Church House, Westminster, London SW1P 3NZ. Shortlisted books will be on sale beforehand courtesy of Marylebone books. If you’d like to come along, email katriona.lewis@mediastandardstrust.org to reserve your free place. Hopefully we’ll see you there!

From the archive

In the lead up to our celebration of all the wonderful writing we have received this year, here at The Orwell Prize, we are reading Orwell’s consummate classic Why I Write.

From elsewhere

  • When the shortlist was announced, Miranda Carter wrote a wonderful appraisal of each shortlisted book. Starting on Wednesday we will be featuring each shortlisted entry on Twitter. You can also see the full list of shortlists on our website.
  • If you missed the musical production One Georgie Orwell, you can read this lovely review. The producers are planning to take it to Edinburgh Festival next year.
  • The wartime diaries

    This week’s entries were published on 8th and 11th May 1942. Next week’s entries will be published on 15th and 19th May 1942. Don’t forget our other Orwell Diary blogs: his Hop-Picking Diary and The Road to Wigan Pier Diary. If you’ve got any suggestions about our website(s), we’d love to hear from you – email us on katriona.lewis@mediastandardstrust.org or follow us on Twitter.