The Orwell Prizes: The Longlists

Chris Schluep on May 08, 2019
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The longlists for Britain's Orwell Prize have been announced. The Orwell Prize is Britain's most prestigious prize for political writing and is awarded in four categories: political writing, political fiction, journalism, and exposing Britain's social evils. 

We don't list every literary award across the globe, but the Orwell Prize longlists caught our attention for their quality and variety. Below is the longlist for political writing. You can see the longlists in all of the categories here.


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Why We Get the Wrong Politicians by Isabel Hardman




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The People vs. Tech by J. Bartlett




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The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantú




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The Growth Delusion: Wealth, Poverty, and the Well-Being of Nations by David Pilling




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Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe




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Our Boys: The Story of a Paratrooper by Helen Parr




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Nightmarch: Among India's Revolutionary Guerrillas by Alpa Shah




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Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala




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Moneyland: The Inside Story of the Crooks and Kleptocrats Who Rule the World by Oliver Bullough




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In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin by Lindsey Hilsum




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Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain by James Bloodworth




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Heimat: A German Family Album by Nora Krug




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Bad Girls: A History of Rebels and Renegades by Caitlin Davies




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American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts by Chris McGreal




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A Certain Idea of France: The Life of Charles de Gaulle by Julian Jackson


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