Oxford 2010: Orwell and Waugh

  • Paula Byrne (author, Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead)
  • D. J. Taylor (author, George Orwell: The Life)

The eleventh of the Orwell Prize’s events at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival 2010.

The Same Man, a recent book by American writer, David Lebedoff made the case that George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh had a lot more in common than simply being born in the same year, 1903. Despite the different paths that their lives and writing would take, Lebedoff argued, they both rebelled against the modern world and foresaw the materially rich but morally poor future. Two leading biographers – one Orwell, one Waugh – discuss the idea.

  • The Orwell Prize: D. J. Taylor, ‘The Road to 1984’
  • Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival
  • Orwell Prize events at the Oxford Literary Festival 2010
  • Orwell Prize events at the Oxford Literary Festival 2009
  • Orwell Prize event at the Oxford Literary Festival 2008

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