Dystopian Prize Winner Announced

Winner of The Orwell Society 2017 student dystopian fiction prize announced * Maja Emilie Veflen Olsen, a student on the Creative Writing and Publishing MA at City University, London, has won this year’s Dystopian Fiction Prize, organised by The Orwell Society. Her story, ‘The No Child Policy’, was commended by the judges for being a…Read more Dystopian Prize Winner Announced

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Memoirs of Professor Peter Davison

The Orwell Society is proud to publish the memoirs of Professor Peter Davison, editor of the Facsimile Edition of Nineteen Eighty-Four, and the twenty-volume Complete Works of George Orwell. In 2017 the Folio Society has published a single volume illustrated edition of the the Orwell Diaries and Life in Letters, edited by Professor Davison. Our…Read more Memoirs of Professor Peter Davison

Winner of dystopian short story competition announced

The annual Orwell Society Dystopian Short Story Competition for university students this year has been won by Holly Domney, who is studying on the Creative Writing and Publishing MA at City University London. The judges commented on her story, titled Etanidrobus: ‘The writing is very striking and emotionally intense while the imagery is extremely powerful.…Read more Winner of dystopian short story competition announced

The Orwell Society is offering £1,000 Bursaries for Academic Year 2016-17

The Orwell Society (www.orwellsociety.com) has gained charitable status in recognition of its aim to promote understanding of the life and works of George Orwell. Orwell's novels, essays, and journalism continue to offer inspiration and insights to many people. This is clear from the increasing attention paid to his work throughout the world. Teachers and journalists…Read more The Orwell Society is offering £1,000 Bursaries for Academic Year 2016-17

First George Orwell Studies conference at Goldsmiths

History has been made at Goldsmiths, University of London, with the first George Orwell Studies conference held, Tim Crook reports. Leading academics gave presentations highlighting that Orwell wrote with a great sense of humour, and the role of highly educated and successful women in his life. Other papers looked at how he had developed as…Read more First George Orwell Studies conference at Goldsmiths