The Orwell Prize longlist

March 28, 2012

The Telegraph
The late Christopher Hitchens is one of 18 authors selected for the Orwell Prize for political writing.

A book by the late Christopher Hitchens is leading the field for this year’s Orwell Prize for best political book. Arguably, a collection of essays whose subjects range from the War on Terror to Diana, Princess of Wales, was praised by Nicholas Shakespeare in the Telegraph as displaying the author's characteristic “wit, intelligence and passion”.

This year's shortlists are announced next month and the winners on May 23.

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Anonymous said...

well, of cours hitchens would deserve the price, but sadly he died last december and as I'm not a freind of posthumously awarded prizes, someone else should get it

Anonymous said...

He deserves it. Just wish he could be here to enjoy the honor.

Anonymous said...

Well, at least it keeps the old bugger around in peoples minds. So, he isn't all THAT dead, at least not yet.

Anonymous said...

We believe the award should be given to a living author.

Nothing against Hitch-

-but he is dead

FGFM said...

Galloway lives. Hitchens deads. Indeed!

fuckthetaliban said...


Galloway lives and hitchens "deads" huh? Well, good for you fgfm. All you've done is to prove once and for all there is no god. But what a pity there isn't a hell for you and ali akbar galloway to go to.

Anonymous said...

It's a poor commentary on someone whose life was words and literature, that some of his audience cannot string together a decent sentence. Come on, folks, please follow Christopher's excellent example and think before you write!


Christopher reads from Hitch-22: A Memoir