About the Orwell Foundation

George Orwell believed in the moral power of language and understood the dangers that accompany its corruption. The Orwell Foundation uses his work to celebrate honest writing and reporting, to uncover hidden lives, to confront uncomfortable truths- and, in doing so, to promote Orwell’s values of integrity, decency and fidelity to truth. We do this through The Orwell Prizes, lectures and debates, the Unreported Britain Project and through celebrating Orwell’s legacy.

The Orwell Foundation is a registered charity (1161563) dedicated to promoting public understanding of and interest in politics and current affairs.

As the only website officially sanctioned by the Orwell Estate, we also publish work by George Orwell (including our Webby-shortlisted Orwell Diaries blog), articles about Orwell and other online resources. We also manage the popular @orwellquotes Twitter account.

Visit Unreported Britain and The Orwell Youth Prize to find out more about these exciting projects, our George Orwell section for works by and about Orwell, and our events section to see what’s coming up and our video archive of previous events.