Awards: Orwell Shortlists

Shortlists have been released for the £3,000 (about $3,805) Orwell Prize for Political Fiction as well as the Orwell Prize for Political Writing (nonfiction), both of which recognize works that "strive to meet Orwell's own ambition 'to make political writing into an art.' " The winners will be named June 25. Shortlists for all four Orwell Prize categories are available here. The finalists are:

Political Fiction Book
Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
The Wall by John Lanchester
Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke
Girl by Edna O'Brien
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Political Writing Book
Appeasing Hitler: Chamberlain, Churchill and the Road to War by Tim Bouverie
Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me by Kate Clanchy
Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez
The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment by Amelia Gentleman
Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane
Margaret Thatcher--Herself Alone: The Authorized Biography Vol. 3 by Charles Moore
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff

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