Roll up bloggers (and lawyers), Orwell Prize opens for business!

4 11 2009

Orwell Prize is open for entries

The Orwell Prize 2010 has opened for entries. So roll up bloggers with your entries… and roll up m’learned friends for a fun day out with the Sunday Times.

Entries close on 20th January and the longlists (18 books, 12 journalists, 12 bloggers) will be announced on 24th March. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 19th May and each will receive £3000 (to fund legal defences). The results of this year’s Sunday Times high court injunction will be announced sometime around June 2010.

So best of luck bloggers (… against Mr Justice Eady)!

PS. Northern Ireland’s very own Three Thousand Versts was one of the finalists last year – could he go all the way this year? And if anyone has been the earnest swot at the back of class bouncing on his seat shouting ‘Please sir over here’, then it’s Burke’s Corner. Someone please offer something to the little tyke – he’s studied really, really hard for this. Bless.

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2 responses

14 11 2009
subrosa

I do like your new design Boballs, so much easier to read for me.

The Orwell Prize is confusing for me. Really it wants essayists I would say. Go for it though.

15 11 2009
bobballs

Ta Subrosa! Thought the blog looked a bit dull before, so i’ll run with this for a bit.

Yes, the Orwell prize proper must be a bit like a dog-whistle for people who read the Times Education Supplement. Its a bit too high-brow above the eyebrow for ol’ Bobballs.

But the blogging section is really interesting – it shortlists people you’d actually enjoy reading. So will definitely keep across it. (But am afraid I’m not consistently serious enough to go for this. I do think this might be up your street Subrosa though – your political content is right for this. Check out the links and see what you think…)

Hope all is well.

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