Thursday, March 25, 2010
LongListed for the Orwell Prize Again
For the second year running this blog has been "longlisted" for the Orwell Prize. One hundred and sixty four blogs entered and the long list consists of the following fourteen blogs. Congratulations to the other thirteen!
David Smith Letter from Africa
Gideon Rachman rachmanblog
Jack of Kent
Laurie Penny, Penny Red
Madam Miaow Madam Miaow Says
Mary Beard A Don’s Life
PC Ellie Bloggs A Twenty-First Century Police Officer
The Bad Old Days Will End
Tim Marshall Foreign Matters
Winston Smith Working with the Underclass
The shortlist of six will be announced in mid April. I'm not wholly familar with some of the others, but I think I am the only representative from the right of centre blogosphere, which I suppose is hardly a surprise given the name of the prize. Thanks to all those on Twitter who have offered their congratulations for making the cut for the second year running.
PS Apologies that blogging has been and will be very light today. Back to back meetings and a speech to complete. I'm speaking to a group of speechewriters this evening on the subject of "Politics, Speeches & Audiences in the Age of Celebrity".