Writers and Hop-Picking

Our popular article on hop-picking as described by George Orwell and other authors has suffered some problems in its layout. Author Ron Bateman has supplied a new text and illustrations. This article first appeared in the Orwell Society Journal first issue. Members receive the Journal twice a year as part of their membership. * Writers…Read more Writers and Hop-Picking


Orwell and the Arts

Richard Lance Keeble describes the latest issue of George Orwell Studies. ‘Orwell and the arts’ is the theme of the latest bumper issue (Volume 3 Number 1) of George Orwell Studies. Six contrasting papers given at a symposium at Goldsmiths, University of London, on 30 May 2018, are carried in the journal which is completely…Read more Orwell and the Arts

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