How to contact The Orwell Foundation, home of The Orwell Prizes and The Orwell Youth Prize – and the official Orwell website.

If you have any general queries about the Foundation’s work please don’t hesitate to get in touch at the number below, or email the team on For any rights queries about Orwell and his work, please contact The Orwell Estate (details below).

The Orwell Foundation

The Orwell Foundation is based at University College London’s Institute of Advanced Studies, on UCL’s Bloomsbury campus in central London. Because the Orwell Foundation’s office is currently closed and staff are working remotely the best way of contacting us is via email.

The Orwell Foundation
Institute of Advanced Studies
University College London
Gower Street | London


Office: (+44) 020 3108 1618

The Orwell Youth Prize

You can also get in touch directly at with any queries about The Orwell Youth Prize and its activities, or subscribe to The Orwell Youth Prize mailing list to hear the latest news about our writing prize, regional workshops and other opportunities.

The Orwell Estate

The Orwell Estate is represented by the literary agency A. M. Heath. For any rights queries about Orwell and his works, please contact A. M. Heath directly.

Copyright in George Orwell’s works that were published in his lifetime ended on 1st January 2021 throughout the world, with the exception of the US, where it continues. There is also an exception for some letters, diaries and notebooks first published in the ‘Complete Orwell’, and some letters that are as yet unpublished. For US quotation, apply for permission to HarperCollins US. The estate has also established trade marks.

Bill Hamilton

Literary executor, A. M. Heath

(+44) 020 7242 2811

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