Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
THE ORWELL PRIZE 2015 - opens for entries
OPENS FOR ENTRIES, LAUNCHES NEW PRIZE
2015 Prize opens for entries
Prestigious new reporting prize announced,
supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, for exposing
Britain’s social evils
New Orwell/JRF prize to be judged by Anushka
Asthana, Richard Sambrook, Nicholas Timmins, Julia Unwin
Book prize to be judged by Claire Armitstead,
Gillian Slovo, and Tony Wright
Journalism prize to be judged by Yasmin
Alibhai-Brown, Stewart Purvis, and Caroline Thomson
Prize 2015 was launched on the evening of Thursday 23 October, at a
debate at the Frontline Club.
There will be three 2015 prizes awarded: the book prize, the journalism
prize, and a new prize for ‘exposing Britain’s social evils’ (supported
by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation).
The director of the Orwell Prize, Professor Jean Seaton, said that “understanding the deeper
forces of politics is crucial. The Orwell Prize 2015 will spark
political debate in the run up to the election”.