The shortlist for the 2012 Orwell Prize shortlist has been revealed. Below, we’ve linked to free samples of all the finalists.
Here’s more about the award: “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.’”
Orwell Prize Shortlist for 2012
Hood Rat by Gavin Knight
The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India by Siddhartha Deb
The Opium War by Julia Lovell
Dark Market by Misha Glenny
People Who Eat Darkness by Richard Lloyd Parry