Posted on July 15, 2022 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The Orwell Prizes for 2022 were announced this week.
In the novel, a coal merchant making a delivery to the convent in a small Irish town makes a dramatic discovery that presents him with an ethical dilemma.
The writing prize went to My Fourth Time, We Drowned: Seeking Refuge on the World’s Deadliest Migration Route by Sally Hayden.
Inspired by a Facebook message sent from a refugee in a Libyan prison, the book calls attention to the migrants who attempt to cross from Northern Africa into Europe, often unsuccessfully and always painfully.
The Orwell Prize for Political Fiction awards £3,000 ($3,500) to the books that come closest to achieving author George Orwell’s goal of making political writing into an art.
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