The Orwell Prizes

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The Orwell Prizes 2019

The Foundation is delighted to announce it is launching a new prize for political fiction, sponsored by A. M. Heath and Richard Blair. The prize, to be named The Orwell Prize for Political Fiction, will be awarded for the first time in June 2019. The Orwell Prize for Books will be renamed The Orwell Prize for Political Writing, and open exclusively to non-fiction.

The Orwell Prizes 2019 are now closed for entries. Winners will be revealed at the prize ceremony on or around 25th June 2019 (George Orwell's birthday).

The Orwell Prize Ceremony

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The Orwell Prize 2018 winners

   Book prize   

Poverty Safari

Darren McGarvey

Journalism prize

Carole Cadwalladr

The Observer

Exposing Britain's   
   Social Evils

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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