Orwell Prize Winners

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Winners

Small Things Like These

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4.21 avg rating — 55,164 ratings
Orwell Prize for Political Fiction (2022)
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Summer (Seasonal Quartet, #4)

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4.11 avg rating — 8,163 ratings
Orwell Prize for Political Fiction (2021)
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Between Two Fires: Truth, A...

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4.12 avg rating — 753 ratings
Orwell Prize for Political Writing (2021)
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The Nickel Boys

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4.27 avg rating — 217,795 ratings
Orwell Prize for Political Fiction (2020)
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Say Nothing: A True Story o...

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4.45 avg rating — 84,468 ratings
Orwell Prize for Political Writing (2019)
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Milkman

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3.54 avg rating — 55,771 ratings
Orwell Prize for Political Fiction (2019)
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Poverty Safari

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4.03 avg rating — 5,089 ratings
Orwell Prize (2018)
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Citizen Clem: A Biography o...

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4.46 avg rating — 955 ratings
Orwell Prize (2017)
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The Invention of Russia: Fr...

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4.04 avg rating — 1,645 ratings
Orwell Prize (2016)
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Private Island: How the UK ...

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3.92 avg rating — 397 ratings
Orwell Prize (2015)
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This Boy

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4.21 avg rating — 3,259 ratings
Orwell Prize (2014)
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A Very British Killing: The...

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4.07 avg rating — 56 ratings
Orwell Prize (2013)
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Dead Men Risen: The Welsh G...

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4.31 avg rating — 289 ratings
Orwell Prize (2012)
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The Rule of Law

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4.14 avg rating — 2,505 ratings
Orwell Prize (2011)
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Keeper: One House, Three Ge...

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3.87 avg rating — 649 ratings
Orwell Prize (2010)
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Fishing in Utopia

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3.43 avg rating — 312 ratings
Orwell Prize (2009)
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Palestinian Walks: Forays i...

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4.06 avg rating — 939 ratings
Orwell Prize (2008)
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Having it So Good: Britain ...

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3.78 avg rating — 76 ratings
Orwell Prize (2007)
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Moses Citizen and Me

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3.21 avg rating — 33 ratings
Orwell Prize (2006)
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The Likes of Us: A Biograph...

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3.90 avg rating — 80 ratings
Orwell Prize (2005)
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The Breaking of Nations: Or...

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3.75 avg rating — 217 ratings
Orwell Prize (2004)
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Hoo Hahs And Passing Frenzi...

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3.93 avg rating — 69 ratings
Orwell Prize (2003)
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Anthony Blunt: His Lives

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3.91 avg rating — 237 ratings
Orwell Prize (2002)
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Virtual War: Kosovo and Beyond

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3.57 avg rating — 110 ratings
Orwell Prize (2001)
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The Case of Stephen Lawrence

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4.55 avg rating — 71 ratings
Orwell Prize (2000)
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Alexander Solzhenitsyn: A C...

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3.96 avg rating — 72 ratings
Orwell Prize (1999)
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Jennie Lee: A Life

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3.50 avg rating — 8 ratings
Orwell Prize (1998)
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Season of Blood: A Rwandan ...

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4.15 avg rating — 751 ratings
Orwell Prize (1996)
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In Search of a State: Catho...

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 9 ratings
Orwell Prize (1995)
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The Baltic Revolution: Esto...

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3.76 avg rating — 46 ratings
Orwell Prize (1994)
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