Orwell Prize

The Orwell Prize is a British prize for political writing and journalism.

The award was presented in 1994 by Bernard Crick, biographer of George Orwell, founded with the aim to promote the connection of literary quality with political, economic or social issues. The Orwell Prize is awarded in the categories of book and journalism. Between 2009 and 2012 there was also a prize for blogs, at irregular intervals, special prizes will be awarded. The jury changes every year in order to secure the independence and objectivity of their judgment.

Award winners




  • 2009: Richard Horton: Night Jack An English Detective
  • 2010: Winston Smith: Working with the Underclass
  • 2011: Graeme Archer: ConservativeHome
  • 2012: Rangers Tax Case

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