Ernest Bramah 2018

Two books by Ernest Bramah (1868-1942), a writer whom George Orwell admired in print, have been re-issued this year As both have been particularly difficult to obtain these new editions allow us to fill in some of the gaps in Bramah's work, and to see how it changed during his writing career.   “[Rather than…Read more Ernest Bramah 2018

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Books and Influence?

  The Orwell Society is pleased to be one of the organisations who have contributed to a discussion in the New York Times on factual works that have influenced a classic work of literature. We spoke about two influences on George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). The first work we identified was James Burnham's The…Read more Books and Influence?

Bursary for Academic Year 2019-20

The Orwell Society offering £3,000 Bursary for Academic Year 2019-20 The Orwell Society  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…Read more Bursary for Academic Year 2019-20

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