2019 Dystopian Fiction Prize

Today we announce the launch of the Orwell Society 2019 Dystopian Fiction Prize. * * Dystopian fiction prize challenge for university students 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece Nineteen Eighty-Four. As part of our celebrations of Nineteen Eighty-Four, The Orwell Society is organising its fifth annual short story…Read more 2019 Dystopian Fiction Prize

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Our Speakers 2015-2018

  A benefit of membership of the Orwell Society is attendance at the Annual General Meeting each April. These meetings discuss the position of the Society, hear reports from significant members of the Committee, see the presentation of the annual Dystopian Fiction Prize, and finally allow members to socialise and discuss their interests. And there…Read more Our Speakers 2015-2018

Ruth Pitter

Ruth Pitter's name appears in the biographies of George Orwell as the Southwold friend who found him lodgings in London, when the would-be writer decided to place himself closer to the contacts and possible contracts that would make life as writer possible. * Ruth Pitter was born in 1897 and had been a friend of…Read more Ruth Pitter