MSt tutor Nikita Lalwani is a judge for the Orwell Prize 2013, the main prize for political writing in the UK.
Nikita says she is looking for writing that is “passionate, keeps you awake at night, shines a light where you may never have realised it needed to be shone”. She hopes “to be provoked, to read something refreshing and original”. The “written form needs to charm, seduce caress”, she reminds, and she wants to find writing that “communicates politics in an accessible way”, writing that can “ignite the imagination”.
Submissions to the Orwell Prize 2013 close on 9 January 2013.
The longlist is announced on 20 March 2013, the shortlist on 17 April 2013 and the winner on 15 May 2013.
More information at the Orwell Prize website, including information on how to enter.