Books 25 March 2010 Orwell Prize longlist announced Books by Andy Beckett, Tristram Hunt and Michela Wrong are all in the running. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML The Orwell Prize for political writing has announced this year's longlist. Among those nominated in the blogs category was Laurie Penny, who contributed a piece to Cultural Capital earlier this week -- and below is the books list, with links to the ones we've reviewed. Beckett, Andy When the Lights Went Out (Faber)Chikwava, Brian Harare North (Jonathan Cape)Cohen, Nick Waiting for the Etonians (Fourth Estate)De Bellaigue, Christopher Rebel Land (Bloomsbury)Edwards, Ruth Dudley Aftermath (Harvill Secker)Gappah, Petina Elegy for Easterly (Faber/Farrar, Straus and Giroux)Gardner, David Last Chance (I. B. Tauris)Gillies, Andrea Keeper (Short Books)Hunt, Tristram The Frock-Coated Communist (Allen Lane)Kampfner, John Freedom for Sale (Simon & Schuster)Malik, Kenan From Fatwa to Jihad (Atlantic Books) -- Read Malik on the burning of Salman Rushdie's Satanic VersesMaric, Vesna Bluebird: A Memoir (Granta Books)O'Toole, Fintan Ship of Fools (Faber)Peel, Michael A Swamp Full of Dollars (I. B. Tauris)Wheeler, Sara The Magnetic North (Jonathan Cape) -- one of our 2009 Books of the YearWilkinson, Richard & Pickett, Kate The Spirit Level (Allen Lane)Wilson, Ben What Price Liberty? (Faber)Wrong, Michela It's Our Turn to Eat (Fourth Estate) › In praise of Iain Dale Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles How Native American culture fought back against the colonisers The Good Lieutenant is a haunting novel by a former war reporter The world has entered a new Cold War – what went wrong?