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Orwell Prize 2015 Longlist Announced

Orwell Prize 2015The longlists for the Orwell Prize 2015, Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing, have been announced. From hundreds of entries, 12 books, 15 journalists and 14 pieces of social reporting were chosen.

The 12 Books, 15 Journalists and 14 pieces of social reporting announced for Orwell Prize Longlist 2015

- Book Prize longlist includes four first-time authors as well as several established political writers

- Journalism Prize longlist includes Economist writer Rosie Blau and Middle East reporter David Gardner

- Prestigious new reporting prize longlist includes journalism on themes as diverse as London’s housing problems and the problem of loneliness amongst the elderly

The shortlist is announced on 22nd April and winner will be announced in a ceremony on 21st May 2015.

See below longlist for Orwell Prize :-

Orwell Prize 2015 Longlist

Book Prize longlist
Author Book Name Publiser
Jamie Bartlett THE DARK NET William Heinemann
John Campbell ROY JENKINS Jonathan Cape
Rana Dasgupta CAPITAL: THE ERUPTION OF DELHI Canongate
Dan Davies IN PLAIN SIGHT: THE LIFE AND LIES OF JIMMY SAVILE Quercus
Nick Davies HACK ATTACK Chatto & Windus
Robert Ford and Matthew Goodwin REVOLT ON THE RIGHT Routledge
Zia Haider Rahman IN THE LIGHT OF WHAT WE KNOW Pan Macmillan
David Kynaston MODERNITY BRITAIN Bloomsbury
Louisa Lim THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF AMNESIA Oxford University Press
David Marquand MAMMON’S KINGDOM: AN ESSAY ON BRITAIN, NOW Penguin
James Meek PRIVATE ISLAND: WHY BRITAIN NOW BELONGS TO SOMEONE ELSE Verso
Lara Pawson IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE: ANGOLA’S FORGOTTEN MASSACRE I. B. Tauris
Judges
Claire Armitstead, Gillian Slovo and Tony Wright
Journalism Prize longlist:
Journalist Newspaper
Ian Birrell Mail On Sunday, The Guardian
Rosie Blau The Economist
Martin Chulov The Guardian
David Gardner The Financial Times
Anthony Loyd The Times
James Meek London Review of Books
Suzanne Moore The Guardian
Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi, OpenDemocracy.net, Lacuna New Statesman
Melanie Phillips The Times, The Spectator
David Pilling Financial Times
Steve Richards The Independent
Mary Riddell The Daily Telegraph
Peter Ross Scotland on Sunday
Clare Sambrook OpenDemocracy.net
Kim Sengupta The Independent
Judges
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Stewart Purvis and Caroline Thomson
 Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils longlist:
Writer Topic
George Arbuthnott Slaves in peril on the sea
Lucy Bannerman FGM: Child abuse that’s gone mainstream
Michael Buchanan and Andy McNicoll Mental health crisis
Aditya Chakrabortty and Guardian team London’s housing crisis
Steve Connor, The lost girls Steve Connor, The lost girls
Edward Docx, Walking with Karl Edward Docx, Walking with Karl
Alison Holt, Care of the elderly and vulnerable Alison Holt, Care of the elderly and vulnerable
Nick Mathiason, A great British housing crisis Nick Mathiason, A great British housing crisis
Lindsay Pantry, Loneliness: The hidden epidemic Lindsay Pantry, Loneliness: The hidden epidemic
Lindsay Poulton and Guardian team, The shirt on your backs Lindsay Poulton and Guardian team, The shirt on your backs
Randeep Ramesh, Casino-style gambling Randeep Ramesh, Casino-style gambling
Louise Tickle, Domestic abuse: How victims are failed by society and the state Louise Tickle, Domestic abuse: How victims are failed by society and the state
Times team, Secrets of Britain’s teen terror trade uncovered Times team, Secrets of Britain’s teen terror trade uncovered
Mark Townsend, Serco: A hunt for the truth inside Yarl’s Wood Mark Townsend, Serco: A hunt for the truth inside Yarl’s Wood
Judges
Anushka Asthana, Richard Sambrook, Nicholas Timmins and Julia Unwin

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