23/05/2012 16:22 BST | Updated 23/07/2012 06:12 BST

Afghan War Book Wins Orwell Prize For Political Writing

A book about the death of a British officer in Afghanistan, once pulped by the Ministry of Defence, has won the Orwell Prize for political writing.

Dead Men Risen, written by Toby Harnden and published by Quercus, took the prize at a ceremony in Westminster and was the judges' unanimous choice.