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.