Articles tagged Orwell Prize:

Iain to Chair Orwell Prize Judging Panel on Exposing Britain's Social Evils

  • 6 Nov 2019

It's being announced this morning that I am to chair this year's Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils. The prize is worth £3,000 to the winner and is sponsored by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The prize is free to enter and independent of any editorial agenda. En...

My Downfall Video

  • 28 Apr 2009

Scary Mary has done me the honour of making a Downfall video about my lamentable failure to win the Orwell Prize. I particularly enjoyed the line about Nadine!

Nightjack Wins the Orwell Blogging Prize

  • 23 Apr 2009

Well, I have continued my record of never having won anything in my life, beyond a few £50 premium bonds! At the Orwell prize last night, the blog prize went to the Nightjack blog. He's real life police detective and writes an excellent blog about police matters, although he o...

Why I Can't Accept the Orwell Prize

  • 1 Apr 2009

I've given this a lot of thought, and have made the decision to withdraw from the Orwell Prize. As you know, last week I was shortlisted for the prestigious literary award. At the time, I was incredibly proud of the achievement and was delighted to receive congratulations from...