The Orwell Prizes

‘What I have most wanted to do… is to make political writing into an art’

The Orwell Prizes 2024

Every year we award prizes to the writing and reporting which best meets the spirit of George Orwell's own ambition 'to make political writing into an art'.

On this page you can find more information about all our prizes, previous winners and judges. You can also make your entry to the awards when they open in November.

Book Prizes Close for Entries

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The Orwell Prize 2023 winners


Political Writing   
    Book prize

Show Me The Bodies

Peter Apps

Political fiction   
   book prize

The New Life

Tom Crewe



Gary Younge

The Guardian, The New Statesman, We Are Unedited

Reporting homelessness   


Exposing Britain's   
   Social Evils Prize


The Orwell Youth Prize

Inspired by its own ‘Big Brother’, Britain’s most prestigious Prize for political writing, the Orwell Youth Prize aims to support and inspire a new generation of politically engaged young writers.

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