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Carole Cadwalladr is a British investigative journalist and features writer. She is a former Daily Telegraph journalist who is a features writer for The Observer. She has twice been shortlisted in the British Press Awards. Her first novel, The Family Tree, was shortlisted for the 2006 Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the Author's Club First Novel Award, the Waverton Good Read Award, and the Wales Book of the Year. It was also a Daily Mail Book Club pick and was dramatised as a five-part serial on BBC Radio 4. In the US, it was a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice. Since late 2016, The Observer has published an extensive series of articles by Cadwalladr about the "right-wing fake news ecosystem". Anthony Barnett wrote in the blog of The New York Review of Books about Cadwalladr's articles in The Observer, which have alleged malpractice by the campaigners for Brexit, and the reputed illicit funding of Vote Leave, in the 2016 EU membership referendum. She has also reported on alleged links between Nigel Farage, the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump and the Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election currently under investigation in the United States. The company Cambridge Analytica is pursuing legal action against The Observer for the claims made in Cadwalladr's articles, which were published in The Guardian in March 2018. For her work on these issues, Cadwalladr won the British Journalism Awards’ Technology Journalism Award in December 2017 and the Orwell Prize in June 2018.