Fintan O'Toole & Ruth Dudley Edwards Make Orwell Prize Longlist

Ruth Dudley Edwards' AftermathFintan O’Toole’s Ship of Fools: How Corruption and Stupidity Killed the Celtic Tiger and Ruth Dudley Edwards’ Aftermath: The Omagh Bombing and the Families’ Pursuit of Justice have both been longlisted for Orwell Prize in the Books category.

Both books were published by UK publishers, O’Toole’s by Faber & Faber and Dudley-Edwards’ by the Harvill Secker imprint of Random House.

The shortlist will be announced on 15 April with the final decision being announced at an awards ceremony on 19 May.

Fintan O'Toole's Ship Of FoolsThe awards recognise excellence in political writing in both books and journalism and have been in existence since 1993. Since 2009 a third category has been introduced to cover blogs.

Journalist Fergal Keane was the last Irish winner for his book, Season of Blood: A Rwandan Journey

The complete longlist is here.