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Christopher de Bellaigue and Sam Knight Shortlisted for Orwell Prize

We are thrilled that two RCW authors have been shortlisted for Orwell Prizes. The Islamic Enlightenment by Christopher de Bellaigue has been shortlisted for the Book Prize 2018 and Sam Knight has been shortlisted for the Journalism Prize for three of his articles.

The Orwell Prize is Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing. Every year, The Orwell Foundation awards prizes for the work which comes closest to George Orwell’s ambition ‘to make political writing into an art’. The Prize was established in its present form by the late Professor Sir Bernard Crick in 1994, ‘to encourage writing in good English – while giving equal value to style and content, politics or public policy, whether political, economic, social or cultural – of a kind aimed at or accessible to the reading public, not to specialist or academic audiences.’

The winners will be announced at a Prize Ceremony on 25th June, George Orwell's 11th birthday.

For more information, please see here.

(Agent for Christopher de Bellaigue: Natasha Fairweather; agent for Sam Knight: Emma Paterson)

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