Oxford 2009: Richard Blair in Conversation with D. J. Taylor

  • Richard Blair (George Orwell’s son)
  • D. J. Taylor (author of Orwell: The Life)

The sixth of the Orwell Prize’s events at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival 2009.

Speaking in public for the first time, Richard Blair – George Orwell’s son – will be reminiscing about life with his father. Adopted by George and his wife Eileen in 1945 (Eileen dying later that year), Richard was brought up by his father, first in London and then on the Scottish isle of Jura. Richard will be talking to writer D. J. Taylor, Chair of the Orwell Trust and author of Orwell: The Life, which won the Whitbread Biography Award in 2003.

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