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Orwell Prize 2010 shortlist announced

16th April 2010

The Orwell Prize has revealed the political books, journalists and blogs on its 2010 shortlist.

Christopher De Bellaigue's Rebel Land: Among Turkey's Forgotten Peoples, An Elegy for Easterly by Petina Gappah and Andrea Gillies' Keeper are among those competing in the books section.

The remaining shortlisted titles are Freedom For Sale: How We Made Money and Lost Our Liberty by John Kampfner, Kenan Malik's From Fatwa to Jihad: The Rushdie Affair and Its Legacy and Michela Wrong's It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle Blower.

Jean Seaton, director of the Orwell Prize, commented: 'They are beautifully-written pieces that translate important contemporary experiences into vivid quandaries – all of these books ask us to make our minds up and do something.'

The seven writers nominated for the journalism prize include the Guardian's Amelia Gentleman, Peter Hitchens of the Mail on Sunday and the Independent's Hamish McRae, while Madam Miaow Madam Miaow Says and Winston Smith Working with the Underclass are among the shortlisted blogs.

Last year, the Orwell Prize's books category was won by Andrew Brown's Fishing in Utopia: Sweden and the Future That Disappeared.

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