We can now reveal the finalists chosen by The Orwell Prize judges to go through to this year’s shortlists. The winners of each Orwell Prize will receive £3,000 and will be announced on Thursday 14th July 2022 at the closing ceremony of our Orwell Festival of Political Writing, in association with Substack and UCL. The Orwell Festival will bring together the shortlisted writers for The Orwell Prizes 2022, along with some special guests, in a series of events to discuss the most important and exciting political thinking and writing today.

The finalists for The Orwell Prizes 2022 are: