2021 Orwell Prize for Political Fiction Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2021 Orwell Prize for Political Fiction, given by The Orwell Foundation to novels and short story collections published in the UK which explore major political and social themes through a fictional lens, includes two titles of genre interest.

  • Leave the World Behind, Rumaan Alam (Bloomsbury)
  • The Death of Vivek Oji, Akwaeke Emezi (Faber)

The judges for 2021 are Bea Carvalho, Mark Ford, Delia Jarrett-Macauley (chair), and Andrea Stuart. The winner of the £3,000 award will be announced on or around June 25, 2021, George Orwell’s birthday.

For more information, including the complete shortlist, see The Orwell Foundation website.

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