Record Entries 2019

Record Entries for Dystopian Fiction Prize     Professor Richard Lance Keeble reports that the 2019 Orwell Society Dystopian Fiction Prize has now closed, with a record number of entries being received. There have been 50% more entries than last year, with students from universities and colleges in England and Scotland submitting work. Our three…Read more Record Entries 2019

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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

Gordon Bowker

So wonderfully insightful into Orwell the man and his writings Richard Lance Keeble pays tribute to Orwell biographer Gordon Bowker who died in January 2019 In the Preface of his biography of George Orwell (London: Little Brown, 2003) Gordon Bowker sets out his ambitions with these perceptive comments: Orwell himself was a man with deep…Read more Gordon Bowker