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The Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2022

Selected by the Bookshop


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The nine authors on the 2022 Political Fiction list are all first time Orwell Prize nominees, in the fourth year of The Orwell Prize for Political Fiction.  As chair of judges Adam Roberts says, ‘What all these brilliant novels have in common, and what so impressed the judges, was the various ways they explored the politics of everyday life: personal, racial, linguistic, familial, environmental.’

See the Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2022 Shortlist here

From the publisher:
A storm, a disappearance, a band of women and a remote island where anything is possible...'Fantastic - a wonderful book' Lily Cole'Magical, rich and magnificent' Maxine Peake'A wild ride! She sees Graves' White Goddess and raises 50 with…

From the publisher:
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021It begins with a message: a telephone call informing Krishan that his grandmother”s former care-giver, Rani, has died in unexpected circumstances, at the bottom of a well in her village in the…

From the publisher:
SHORTLISTED FOR THE FOLIO PRIZE 2022SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2021SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG FICTION AWARD 2021'Diamond-sharp, timely and urgent' Observer, Best Debuts of 2021'Subtle, elegant, scorching'…

From the publisher:
‘SUFFUSED WITH JOY’ Guardian, ‘PROPHETIC’ Daily Mail, ‘BEAUTIFUL’ Scotsman, ‘IMMERSIVE’ IMAGEPerched on a hill above a village by the sea, the high house has a…

From the publisher:
THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FOSTER, ANTARCTICA AND WALK THE BLUE FIELDS'This is a tale of courage and compassion, of good sons and vulnerable young mothers. Absolutely beautiful.' Douglas Stuart (Winner of…

From the publisher:
He handed the easel to the boatman, reaching down the pier wall towards the sea.Mr Lloyd has decided to travel to the island by boat without engine – the authentic experience.Unbeknownst to him, Mr Masson will also soon be arriving…

From the publisher:
From the Costa Award winner, a highly inventive and and humane novel about our relationship with technology and our addiction to innovation.'Are they paying you extra for this? You'd better be getting something. For the inconvenience, I…

From the publisher:
‘there are more things is a vivid and expansive novel of sisterhood, love and connection. Reading it is a true experience of joy, and of hope‘Sophie Mackintosh, author of THE WATER CURE‘a blistering…

From the publisher:
Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize 2021Sterling is arrested one morning without having done anything wrong. Plunged into a terrifying and nonsensical world, Sterling – with the help of their three best friends – must defy…

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