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Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Orwell Prize 2009 shortlists announced

The shortlists for The Orwell Prize 2009 have been announced:

Book Prize
Brown, Andrew: Fishing in Utopia (Granta)
Judt, Tony: Reappraisals (William Heinemann)
Matthews, Owen: Stalin's Children (Bloomsbury)
Pai, Hsiao-Hung: Chinese Whispers (Penguin)
Rashid, Ahmed: Descent Into Chaos (Allen Lane)
Thompson, Mark: The White War (Faber and Faber)

Journalism Prize
Bennett, Catherine: The Observer
Cockburn, Patrick: The Independent, London Review of Books
Hitchens, Peter: The Mail on Sunday
Macintyre, Donald: The Independent
Oborne, Peter: Daily Mail, Channel 4 Dispatches, Prospect
Porter, Henry: The Observer

Blog Prize
Alix Mortimer: The People's Republic of Mortimer
Andrew Sparrow: Guardian Politics Blog
Chekov: Three Thousand Versts of Loneliness
Iain Dale: Iain Dale's Diary
Jack Night: Night Jack
Paul Mason: BBC Newsnight - Idle Scrawl

The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 22nd April 2009

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