Johann Hari has contacted the organisers of The Orwell Prize and offered to repay the £2,000 he received for winning the 2008 award for journalism, which he returned after allegations about his work.
Political Quarterly, one of the partners in running the prize and the partner responsible for paying the prize money that year, has decided not to pursue the prize money, but has instead invited Hari to make an appropriate donation to English PEN, of which George Orwell was a member.
The Council of the Orwell Prize says it now considers the matter to be at an end.
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