Gay journalist Johann Hari is expected to lose his Orwell Prize over allegations of plagiarism.
The 32-year-old was suspended by the Independent newspaper last month after bloggers spotted that he had used old quotes in interviews without attributing them.
Since then, further allegations have been made, including that he fabricated quotes, invented encounters and used a fake name to defend himself and smear other journalists on the internet.
In 2008, he became the youngest person to win the Orwell Prize, the prestigious journalism award. Since the claims emerged, the Council of the Orwell Prize, which is overseen by the Media Standards Trust, has been investigating his submissions.
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