About the Prize

The Orwell Prize is Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing. We award a Book prize and a Journalism prize every year. Read about the prize

Entries for 2014

The Orwell Prize opened for 2014 entries on 21st October 2013 for work published in 2013 How to enter

The rules

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June 19, 2014

Photos from the Orwell Prize 2014 Prize Ceremony and 21st Anniversary Celebration are now posted Read more

Next event

November 12, 2014

The Orwell Lecture 2014
JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT

For the annual Orwell Lecture, David Kynaston will discuss ‘Whatever Happened to Social Mobility’, on Read more

Latest Orwell diary entry

November 15, 1941

Church bells rung this morning – in celebration of the victory in Egypt. [1] The first time that I have heard them in Read more

Latest Wigan Pier diary entry

March 25, 1936

Men along the private line leading to Gauber pit unloading trucks of slack. They say the mine “can’t get shut o’ t Read more