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Fine shortlisted for Orwell Prize 2018

University of Melbourne academic and author Cordelia Fine has been shortlisted for the 2018 Orwell Prize for Books, for her book Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of our Gendered Minds (Icon Books).

Joining Testosterone Rex on the shortlist for the £3000 (A$5310) prize for political writing are:

  • Winter (Ali Smith, Hamish Hamilton)
  • What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past and the Journey Home (Mark Mazower, Other Press)
  • The Islamic Enlightenment: The Modern Struggle Between Faith and Reason (Christopher de Bellaigue, Vintage)
  • Poverty Safari (Darren McGarvey, Luath Press)
  • Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Post-War Britain (Clair Wills, Penguin).

The shortlist was chosen from a longlist of 12 announced in April.

The annual award is presented to a work that comes closest to George Orwell’s ambition ‘to make political writing into an art’.

Shortlists were also announced for the Orwell Prize for Journalism and the Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils 2017, with the winners to be announced on 18 May. For more information about the award, see the prize website.



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