Books  |  Jun 10, 2019

Oliver Bullough shortlisted for 2019 Orwell Prize for Political Writing

Oliver Bullough's Moneyland has been shortlisted for the 2019 Orwell Prize for Political Writing.

The Orwell Prize for Political Writing (previously, ‘Orwell Prize for Books’) is for a work of non-fiction, whether a book or pamphlet, first published in the UK or Ireland in the calendar year preceding the year of the Prize. ‘Political’ is defined in the broadest sense, including (but not limited to) entries addressing political, social, cultural, moral and historical subjects and can include pamphlets, books published by think tanks, diaries, memoirs, letters and essays.

The six titles shortlisted for the 2019 Orwell Prize for Political Writing (previously, ‘Orwell Prize for Books’) are:

Oliver Bullough, Moneyland, Profile Books
Francisco Cantú, The Line Becomes a River, Bodley Head
Norah Krug, Heimat: A German Family Album, Particular Books
David Pilling, The Growth Delusion, Bloomsbury Publishing
Patrick Radden Keefe, Say Nothing: A True Story Of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland, William Collins
Alpa Shah, Nightmarch: Among India’s Revolutionary Guerrillas, Hurst Publishers

The judges for the 2019 Orwell Prize for Political Writing are chair Tulip Siddiq MP, Ted Hodgkinson, Head of Literature and Spoken Word at Southbank Centre, Robbie Millen, Literary Editor at The Times and Helen Pankhurst, author, a women’s rights activist and an international development practitioner.

Full shortlists can be found here