Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Longlists for the Orwell Prizes 2017
The Orwell Prize is delighted to announce the Longlists for the Orwell Prizes 2017
You can read about all the longlisted entries on our website.
The Longlist for The Orwell Prize for Books 2017 is:
Behind Closed Doors by Anna Hall, Erica Gornall & Louise Tickle (True Vision Aire and the Guardian)
The business of single mothers on benefits by Rossalyn Warren (BuzzFeed News/Freelance)
Drug company profiteering exposed by Billy Kenber (The Times)
Football sexual-abuse scandal by Daniel Taylor (The Guardian/The Observer)
From Brighton to the Battlefield; how four friends were drawn to Syria by Mark Townsend (The Guardian)
The gangsters on England’s doorstep by Felicity Lawrence (The Guardian)
The Nazi Foodbank by Stephen Stewart (The Daily Record)
The RBS Dash for Cash by BuzzFeed UK Investigations team; Tom Warren, Jane Bradley & Richard Holmes (Heidi Blake – Editor)
Real Britain column by Ros Wynne-Jones (The Daily Mirror)
The UK Housing Crisis by Dawn Foster (The Guardian)
Zero-hours Britain: Undercover at JD Sports by Channel 4 Investigation Unit; Ciaran Jenkins, Andy Lee & Lee Sorrell (Job Rabkin – Editor); Channel 4
Congratulations to all those who have been longlisted this year. Shortlists will be announced on Monday 15th May, and the winners will be announced on Thursday 8th June, at a Prize Ceremony during UCL's Festival of Culture.