Edward Docx (b. 1972) is a British writer. His first novel, The Calligrapher was published in 2003.Docx was born in 1972, and educated at St Bede's College, Manchester and Christ's College, Cambridge. At Christ's he read English Literature and was also president of the Junior Common Room.Docx has worked on newspapers and in television but is now primarily a writer of fiction. His first novel, The Calligrapher, was published by 4th Estate in 2003, and was well-received by many critics. For example, The Boston Globe described it as "...a delight, a witty, deftly written, honest comedy of manners".Docx's second novel Self Help was published in July 2007 by Picador, and was longlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize.
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The shortlists for this year’s Orwell prize were unveiled yesterday at The University of Westminster, Regent’s Street. Six journalists were shortlisted for the Journalism Prize, emerging from a longlist of 12, from of a record field of 140 hopefuls. Brian Cathcart (journalist, winner of the Orwell Prize for Books 2000, professor of journalism at Kingston University) and [.
Amelia Gentleman and Paul Lewis nominated for political reporting prize for their work on social affairs and UK riots.