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The Orwell prize for Political writing: 2022 shortlist


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The Orwell Prize for Political Wrting shortlist for 2022 was announced this week (May 18th) and it's full of tremendous writing to stir, inspire, critique and empower.

Here's your Lighthouse guide to the shortlist, with links to related goodies around the website:

Behind Closed Doors by Polly Curtis

Do Not Disturb by Michela Wrong

My Fourth Time We Drowned by Sally Hayden (watch Sally speak about the book and her work in this recording of our event from earlier this year HERE. and check out her recommended list of books on seeking refuge in Europe)

Orwell's Roses by Rebecca Solnit

Shutdown by Adam Tooze

Spike : The Virus vs. The People - the Inside Story by Jeremy Farrar

The Dawn of Everything : A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow

The Right to Sex by Amia Srinivasan

Things I Have Withheld by Kei Miller (our virtual event with Kei to celebrate the publication of ths collection is available to watch HERE)

Uncommon Wealth : Britain and the Aftermath of Empire by Kojo Koram (watch Kojo talk about the book at our recent event in the shop HERE)

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