Dorian Lynskey’s THE MINISTRY OF TRUTH (Picador) has been longlisted for The Orwell Prize for Political Writing. Examining the cultural influence of George Orwell’s final novel NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR, THE MINISTRY OF TRUTH is joined by eleven other works of non-fiction in the category.
The prize for political writing, which is awarded by The Orwell Foundation, aims to ‘celebrate honest writing and reporting, uncover hidden lives and confront uncomfortable truths’. Winning entries will strive to meet Orwell’s own ambition to ‘make political writing into an art’.
THE MINISTRY OF TRUTH was reviewed as ‘engrossing [and] enlightening’ by The Sunday Times and ‘wide-ranging and sharply written’ by The New York Times Book Review. It was also longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2019.
The Orwell Prize shortlist will be announced in Mid-May and the winner on 25th June.