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June 19, 2014

Photos from the 2014 Prize Ceremony

Photos from the Orwell Prize 2014 Prize Ceremony and 21st Anniversary Celebration are now posted on our facebook page. To see the 2014 winners, click here. We are extremely grateful to our sponsors and to Birkbeck Department of Politics for Read more

October 27, 2013

A Very British Killing: Looking for the Devil in the Detail

The Orwell Prize, Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing, is supported by the Media Standards Trust, Political Quarterly, AM Heath and Richard Blair (Orwell’s son). A guest post by A.T.Williams, winner of The Orwell Prize for Books 2013 Baha Read more

October 21, 2013

Orwell Prize 2014 Announces Judges, Opens for Entries

2014 Prize opens for entries – ENTER NOW Sue MacGregor, Trevor Phillips and Robert McCrum to judge Book Prize Journalism Prize judges are Robin Lustig, Michael Parks and Paul Anderson The Orwell Prize 2014 opened for submissions this evening, 21st Read more

October 3, 2013

Guest post: Reflections of Down and Out 80 years on

The Orwell Prize, Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing, is supported by the Media Standards Trust, Political Quarterly, AM Heath and Richard Blair (Orwell’s son). A guest post by David Cano Fernández to celebrate the 80th publication anniversary of Read more

September 20, 2013

Wigan Pier Workshops

The Orwell Prize, Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing, is supported by the Media Standards Trust, Political Quarterly, AM Heath and Richard Blair (Orwell’s son). We’re thrilled to announce a full line up of writers for the Autumn Sessions Read more

September 18, 2013

The Orwell Prize is recruiting

ORWELL PRIZE ADMINISTRATOR ‘My ambition has been …to turn political writing into an art.’ George Orwell Job Title: Orwell Prize Administrator (full-time) Employer: The Media Standards Trust Location: London Salary: in the region of £25,000 pro rata The Media Standards Read more

September 5, 2013

London’s ‘Down and Outs’ then and now

In celebration of the 80th publication anniversary of Down and Out in Paris and London we have a guest post from John Bird on the changes in tramping. Bird will join Brian Sewell in conversation at on the evening of Read more

August 16, 2013

Brian Sewell at Foyles with The Orwell Prize and Quartet Books

The Orwell Prize, Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing, is supported by the Media Standards Trust, Political Quarterly, AM Heath and Richard Blair (Orwell’s son). We are delighted to announce that this autumn we will team with Foyles and Read more

July 25, 2013

A century of Michael Foot

The Orwell Prize, Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing, is supported by the Media Standards Trust, Political Quarterly, AM Heath and Richard Blair (Orwell’s son). This week would have been the 100th birthday of Michael Foot, former MP and Read more

July 15, 2013

Orwell adaptations

The Orwell Prize, Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing, is supported by the Media Standards Trust, Political Quarterly, AM Heath and Richard Blair (Orwell’s son). Earlier this year, BBC Radio 4 broadcast a season on the life and works Read more

June 25, 2013

Happy Birthday George Orwell

The Orwell Prize, Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing, is supported by the Media Standards Trust, Political Quarterly, AM Heath and Richard Blair (Orwell’s son). To mark the occasion of George Orwell’s 110th birthday, the literary great was trending Read more

June 14, 2013

A week for Nineteen Eighty-Four

The Orwell Prize, Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing, is supported by the Media Standards Trust, Political Quarterly, AM Heath and Richard Blair (Orwell’s son). Following its 64th publication anniversary on Sunday sales of Nineteen Eighty-Four spiked amid the Read more

May 30, 2013

The Orwell Prize in Manchester

The Orwell Prize, Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing, is supported by the Media Standards Trust, Political Quarterly, AM Heath and Richard Blair (Orwell’s son). We’re thrilled to announce our first event with The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, hosted Read more

May 15, 2013

Orwell Prize 2013 Winners Announced

Andrew Norfolk and Tom Bergin share the Orwell Prize for Journalism for their work for The Times and Reuters respectively A. T. Williams wins the Orwell Book Prize for A Very British Killing: The Death of Baha Mousa (Jonathan Cape) Read more

May 10, 2013

Orwell and Society

The Orwell Prize, Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing, is supported by the Media Standards Trust, Political Quarterly, AM Heath and Richard Blair (Orwell’s son). Last week The Orwell Prize went to Leeds Metropolitan University where our Operations Manager, Read more