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Abdulrazak Gurnah, Joshua Yaffa & John Harris Shortlisted for The Orwell Prize 2021

Abdulrazak Gurnah and Joshua Yaffa have made the shortlists for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction and for Political Writing 2021, which recognizes the "best book-length political writing being published today, on both international and domestic subjects." Abdulrazak Gurnah is shortlisted for his latest novel, Afterlives (Bloomsbury), which focuses on those enduring German rule in East Africa at the beginning of the twentieth century. On the shortlisted for Political Writing is Joshua Yaffa's Between Two Fires (Granta), a sparkling analysis which shows how Putinism is built from an accumulation of compromise that leads to corruption. 

In addition to our book category nominees, we are thrilled that John Harris has been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Journalism. He is nominated for The Guardian video series Anywhere But Westminster, which he has been running with John Domokos for over ten years, chronicling and foreshadowing many of the tumultuous political events of the decade.

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