2012 Orwell Prize Shortlist Announced

In honor of George Orwell, the Orwell Prize is: “in its present form by the late Professor Sir Bernard Crick in 1994, ‘to encourage writing in good English – while giving equal value to style and content, politics or public policy, whether political, economic, social or cultural – of a kind aimed at or accessible to the reading public, not to specialist or academic audiences’.”

It is considered the “most prestigious prize for political writing” in Britain. There are four categories in which literary work is judged and considered; book prize, journalism prize, blog prize and special prize. The awards ceremony will be held on May 23, 2012, at Church House in London.

Here is a list of nominees in the book category. For the complete list visit the Orwell Prize website. 

Short lists – Book

dark market

DarkMarket: CyberThieves, CyberCops and You
Misha Glenny

dead men risen book cover

Dead Men Risen
Toby Harnden

Hood-rat3

Hood Rat
Gavin Knight

 

people who eat darkness

People Who Eat Darkness: The Fate of Lucie Blackman
Richard Lloyd Parry

beautiful damned

The Beautiful and the Damned: Life in the New India
Siddhartha Deb

the opium war

The Opium War
Julia Lovell

 

Similar Articles

Comments

FOLLOW US

2,024FansLike
3,238FollowersFollow
10,300SubscribersSubscribe

Recent Book Trailers

Instagram

Advertisment

Don't Miss

SPECIAL FEATURE: HOW MY MOTHER INFLUENCED ME BY KRISTINE RAYMOND

0
SPECIAL FEATURE - CELEBRATING MOTHER'S My gifts from Mom by Kristine Raymond Dancing around a sunlit room to the sound of Helen Reddy.  Baking cookies...

SNEAK PEEK: ALL KINDS OF OTHER BY JAMES SIE

0
ALL KINDS OF OTHER BY JAMES SIE Two boys are starting over at a new high school. Jules is still figuring out what it means to...

PODCAST: Wine and Romance Books with author Rich Amooi

0
Wine and Romance Books with author Rich Amooi LISTEN HERE! Rich Amooi is a Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Recipient, a Holt Medallion Finalist for Best Contemporary Romance,...

BOOK REVIEW: YOU HAD ME AT WOLF BY TERRY SPEAR

0
YOU HAD ME AT WOLF BY TERRY SPEAR This is such a well told story. Terry Spear takes us back to Silver Town for a...

SNEAK PEEK: OUTLAW COUNTRY by William W. Johnstone, J.A. Johnstone

0
OUTLAW COUNTRY by William W. Johnstone, J.A. Johnstone Set in the early days of the Jensen family saga, this gunblazing adventure follows Smoke and Sally...

SNEAK PEEK: HERETICS BY V.S.HOLMES

0
HERETICS BY V.S. HOLMES Without Earth, Nel has nowhere left to run. The fourth book in V. S. Holmes’ archaeological sci-fi about where we come from...

SNEAK PEEK: EMBER OF NIGHT BY MOLLY E. LEE

0
EMBER OF NIGHT BY MOLLY E. LEE I am a weed. Unloved by my abusive, alcoholic dad. Unwanted by my classmates. Unnoticed by everyone else. But I’d...

BEHIND THE WORDS: AUTHOR JAMES R. HANNIBAL

0
Today, Behind the Words, welcomes author James R. Hannibal --- shh, an author with a spy background...... Let's start by telling our readers a bit...

BEHIND THE WORDS: SUZANNE WOODS FISHER

0
Welcome Suzanne!  Thanks for inviting me to drop by! Let's begin by telling our readers a bit about you! Let’s see…I’m a wife and mom and now...

Barnes & Noble Children’s & Young Adult Book Award Winners

0
Barnes & Noble Children’s & Young Adult Book Award Winners Barnes & Noble today announced the winners of the inaugural Barnes & Noble Children’s & YA...