Retracing the Steps of George Orwell

Richard Lance Keeble reviews Sur Les Traces de George Orwell, by Adrien Jaulmes (Paris, Editions de Équateurs, 2019) * Adrien Jaulmes, chief reporter at Le Figaro and award-winning war correspondent, bases his new book on a great journalistic idea: retrace the steps of George Orwell across the globe (at Eton, in Burma, in Paris, amongst…Read more Retracing the Steps of George Orwell

Teacher-in-School Pilot Bursary

Scheme launches to promote Orwell studies * November 29 2019 The Orwell Society is to embark on a pioneering new project to educate young people about the life and works of George Orwell through a Teacher-in-School Bursary worth £1,250. Having received and judged applications from prospective bursary applicants, the Society selected teachers from schools in…Read more Teacher-in-School Pilot Bursary

Winston Smith Arrives in Valhalla

by Carol Biederstadt "And terrifying it truly is" * In these disquieting times, Americans have become almost morbidly fascinated with George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Allusions to Orwell and the dystopian world he created have become ubiquitous in today’s polarized political climate, bandied about by newscasters and pundits and transmitted through our telescreens with alarming…Read more Winston Smith Arrives in Valhalla