Bad Girls longlisted for Orwell Prize

Bad Girls has been longlisted for The Orwell Prize, the UK’s ‘most prestigious’ prize for political writing. Four prizes are awarded, for work which comes closest to George Orwell’s ambition ‘to make political writing into art’. I’m thrilled that the story of Holloway Prison has been recognised as political, and that it has been chosen along with so many brilliant books. More details here