Longlists for The Orwell Prize 2018 revealed

Monday 09 April 2018

Congratulations to all those who have been longlisted this year. Shortlists will be announced on Friday 18th May at The Bath Festival, with winners revealed at the Orwell Prize Ceremony, Monday 25th June 2018 at the RSA.

The Orwell Prize for Books:

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  • The Islamic Enlightenment: The Modern Struggle Between Faith and Reason, Christopher de Bellaigue (Bodley Head)
  • Threads from the Refugee Crisis, Kate Evans (Verso)
  • Testosterone Rex, Cordelia Fine (Icon Books)
  • The Road to Somewhere, David Goodhart (Hurst Publishers)
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge (Bloomsbury)
  • What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past and the Journey Home, Mark Mazower (Allen Lane)
  • Poverty Safari, Darren McGarvey (Luath Press)
  • Age of Anger: A History of the Present, Pankaj Mishra (Allen Lane)
  • Bitch Doctrine, Laurie Penny (Bloomsbury)
  • Bread for All: The Origins of the Welfare State, Chris Renwick (Allen Lane)
  • Winter, Ali Smith (Hamish Hamilton)
  • Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Post-War Britain, Clair Wills (Allen Lane)

The judges for The Orwell Prize for Books 2018 are Andrew Adonis (Chair), Alex Clark, Kit de Waal and Lorien Kite.

The Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils:

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  • The Lost Childhoods David Cohen (Evening Standard)
  • Her Name Was Lindy Andy Davies, Anja Popp, Dai Baker (Channel 4 News)
  • The Mounting Scandal of London Housing Associations John Harris (The Guardian)
  • The Reality of Child Poverty Dan Hewitt & Mat Heywood (ITV Granada)
  • The New Arrivals Kate Lyons (The Guardian)
  • Professor Green: Living in Poverty Stephen Manderson & Chris McClaughin (Garden Productions for BBC THREE & BBC ONE)
  • The Housing Crisis Anna Minton (Freelance)
  • On the Edge Sarah O’Connor, John Burn-Murdoch and Christopher Nunn (Financial Times)
  • Behind Locked Doors Joe Plomin (BBC Panorama)
  • This Man Had His Leg Broken in Four Places Because He Is Gay Patrick Strudwick (BuzzFeed UK)
  • Four young black men die: were they killed by the police? Mark Townsend (The Observer)
  • Spice Jennifer Williams (Manchester Evening News)

The judges for The Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils 2018 are Felicity Lawrence, Campbell Robb, Farrah Storr and Nicholas Timmins.

The Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils is sponsored supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation 

The Orwell Prize for Journalism:

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  • Thaslima Begum (The Times, The Guardian)
  • Carole Cadwalladr (The Observer)
  • Edward Carr (The Economist)
  • Oliver Holmes (The Guardian)
  • Marina Hyde (The Guardian)
  • Matt Kelly (New European)
  • Sam Knight (The New Yorker, The Guardian)
  • Paul Lewis (The Guardian)
  • Anthony Loyd (The Times)
  • Maeve McClenaghan (Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Unearthed)
  • Douglas Murray (The Spectator, The Sunday Times)
  • Jack Shenker (Huff Post, Granta, New York Times)
  • Janice Turner (The Times)
  • ‘From Russia With Blood’ by the BuzzFeed UK investigation team: Heidi Blake (Editor), Tom Warren, Richard Holmes, Jason Leopold, Jane Bradley and Alex Campbell (BuzzFeed)

The judges for The Orwell Prize for Journalism are David Bell (Chair), Elinor Goodman, Suzanne Franks and Rachel Johnson. Full biographies of all this year’s Orwell Prize judges are available on The Orwell Prize website