Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The Orwell Prize for Blogging Is Awarded Tonight
This evening, the Orwell Prize is being awarded. You can see the full shortlistings for the book prize HERE and journalism prize HERE. The blog award details are HERE. I thought you might like to cast your eye over the five other blogs (apart from this one) on the shortlist for the blog award.
Alix Mortimer - People's Republic of Mortimer
Three Thousand Versts of Loneliness
Paul Mason - Idle Scrawl
I've said right from the start that I think Alix Mortimer is the best writer of the six bloggers on the shortlist. Andrew Sparrow provides regular, daily analysis of breaking news. Paul Mason gives incisive views on economics. Nightjack is a police blog which approaches crime with both a sense of perspective and a sense of humour. Three Thousand Versts of Loneliness is a liberal Northern Irish unionist blog, which includes entertaining and brilliantly written musings on a huge range of issues.
I am in very good company. I have a sneaking feeling I know who the judges will go for. And I can assure you I do not expect it to be me. Although I'd naturally be over the moon if it was. Isn't that what everyone shortlisted for an award says?