Cultural Capital 25 March 2010 Orwell Prize longlist announced Books by Andy Beckett, Tristram Hunt and Michela Wrong are all in the running. 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 From only £1 per week Subscribe More Related articles How “cli-fi” novels humanise the science of climate change Video games will shape how we understand the world What is "narrow banking" - and could it put finance right?