Anniversary Thoughts

Nineteen Eighty-Four was published in London on June 8th, 1949. 2019 is the seventieth anniversary of its appearance, and members of the Orwell Society were asked for their thoughts. We prompted our members with: "It could be how you discovered the book, something in it that you've noticed, some feature that has entered the real…Read more Anniversary Thoughts


Eileen by Sylvia Topp: Publication Near

Eileen: The Making of George Orwell by Sylvia Topp, the first biography of Eileen Orwell, will be in bookshops in October. Sunday May 12th will be the last day people can order the book in advance and get their names printed inside the book as supporters. Apply here. While the book will be in bookshops…Read more Eileen by Sylvia Topp: Publication Near

Orwell & Lewis May 4th

George Orwell and Wyndham Lewis   This session is being convened by David Goodway (University of Leeds Emeritus) with short presentations on pre-circulated papers from: Robert Colls (De Montfort University), ’How radical was George Orwell?’ Paul Edwards (Bath Spa University Emeritus) 'Wyndham Lewis’s avant-garde radicalism: anarchism to fascism’ Alan Munton (University of Exeter), ’George Orwell…Read more Orwell & Lewis May 4th

2019 Bursary Winner

Winner of £3,000 Journalism Bursary Announced * Elizabeth Howcroft is the winner of this year’s £3,000 journalism bursary awarded by The Orwell Society. A graduate of Cambridge University (where she gained a First in English), she is to take on the position of editorial trainee at Reuters in September. She said: 'The clarity and lucidity…Read more 2019 Bursary Winner

George Orwell Studies

* Special Offer to OS Members * The next issue of the biannual journal, George Orwell Studies, celebrates the 70th anniversary of the publication of Nineteen Eighty-Four with seven international scholars sharing their personal reflections on the novel. They are Ron Bateman, Carol Biederstadt, Kristin Bluemel, Jesús Isaías Gómez López, John Rodden, Martin Stollery and D. J. Taylor. In addition, Douglas Kerr contributes an…Read more George Orwell Studies