70 Years of Nineteen Eighty-Four

Fourth George Orwell Studies Symposium At Goldsmith's College, London Thursday May 9th 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets free. It's been 70 years since the publication of one of the most influential novels in the history of modern literature, George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. Goldsmiths, in association with the Orwell Society, presents a day of argument,…Read more 70 Years of Nineteen Eighty-Four


Dystopian Fiction Result

Winner of student dystopian fiction prize announced   Jon Platten, a student on the University of East Anglia’s MA Creative Writing programme, is the winner of this year’s Orwell Society Dystopian Fiction Competition. According to the judges, his story, ‘The Report’, cleverly captured some intriguing dystopian elements (such as the Aspiration Compliance Centre, Communications Police,…Read more Dystopian Fiction Result

Hogg on Income

Continuing our series on George Orwell and Pamphlet literature. George Orwell continued to follow the Signpost Booklets on Post-War Problems in his As I Please column. In his 19th January 1945 column, which was divided into four parts, one part consisted of two short paragraphs: "‘Today there are only eighty people in the United Kingdom,…Read more Hogg on Income