Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Night Jack blogger joins Orwell Prize panel

30th October 2009

The detective behind the Night Jack blog has joined the Orwell Prize's panel of judges.

Detective Constable Richard Horton hit the headlines earlier this year after being named by The Times as the author of the blog, which laid bare the realities of frontline policing.

Horton had won the first Orwell blogging prize in April under his pseudonym before being unmasked by the newspaper and will now help to decide on his successor.

Jean Seaton, executive director of the competition, said: 'We are thrilled that amongst our distinguished judges, Richard Horton will be bringing his arresting and Orwell Prize-winning common sense and wit to judging the blog prize.'

Other judges on the prize's panel include author and journalist Francine Stock, writer and filmmaker Roger Graef, English PEN director Jonathan Heawood and Channel 4's head of diversity Oona King.

The Orwell Prize recognises authors who have followed George Orwell's efforts to 'make political writing into an art'.

As well as Horton, this year's winners included Andrew Brown for Fishing in Utopia in the books category and the Independent's foreign correspondent Patrick Cockburn in the journalism section.

Latest Blog
From Page to Stage - Adapting The Hunting of the Snark
24/07/2017

Garry McQuinn, Producer of The Hunting of the Snark, which opens this week at London's Vaudeville Theatre, describes the journey from page to stage.

#FoylesFive: Celebrating Beer
23/07/2017

Earlier this year, Belgian beer culture finally officially took its rightful place on the World's Intangible Cultural Heritage list, where it now sits in good company with the likes of the French gastronomic meal, Cuban rumba and Spanish flamenco. To celebrate, here is a far from exhaustive selection of some of the beer literature that can help you better appreciate the delicate arts of brewing and drinking beer.

#FoylesFave: Dunkirk
21/07/2017

This month history buffs and film fans are united as they eagerly await Christopher Nolan's portrayal of Dunkirk. Madga from our Birmingham branch reviews the accompanying book.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd