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The Orwell Prizes 2024: Finalists announced

23 May 2024

What I have most wanted to do... is to make political writing into an art." We are excited to announce the finalists for the 2024 Orwell Prizes across four categories: Political Writing, Political Fiction, Journalism and Reporting Homelessness. The winne… find out more

The Orwell Prizes 2024 open for entries

15 November 2023

The Orwell Prizes - the UK's most prestigious prizes for political writing and reporting - are now open in four categories: Political Writing, Political Fiction, Journalism and Reporting Homelessness, sponsored and supported by the Centre for Homelessness… find out more

We are recruiting an Office Administrator

19 October 2023

The Orwell Foundation is looking for an Office Administrator (part-time 0.6 FTE) to join our small team. Read on for more information about the role and how to apply. About The Orwell Foundation The Orwell Foundation is a registered charity, which exist… find out more

Bill Browder to deliver The Orwell Lecture 2023

11 October 2023

Anti-corruption campaigner Bill Browder will deliver this year’s Orwell Memorial Lecture on the topic "In Front of Your Nose: Putin, Russia and What We Failed to See". The lecture, which is a public event, will take place at 19.30 on Wednesday 22nd N… find out more

Richard Blair awarded Honorary Fellowship from University College London

07 September 2023

We are delighted to announce that Richard Blair has been presented with an Honorary Fellowship from UCL in recognition of his “very considerable contribution to promoting academic work and public engagement with the work and legacy of George Orwell” a… find out more

Introducing… The Digitalis Archives

18 July 2023

This year, to tie in with The Orwell Youth Prize theme 'Who's in Control?', the Orwell Youth Fellows have created a dystopian and satirical world, inspired by George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and taking in new ideas about our world, … find out more

Young writers celebrated at The Orwell Youth Prize Celebration Day

11 July 2023

This Saturday 8th July, thirty-four young writers travelled to University College London from across the UK and as far away as Hong Kong to celebrate their outstanding entries, share their work and create new surrealist-inspired poetry at The Orwell Youth… find out more

Winners of The Orwell Prize 2023 revealed in a record five categories

22 June 2023

From two debut authors to acclaimed journalists, the winners of The Orwell Prize 2023 were announced tonight, Thursday 22nd June in a record five categories at a ceremony at Conway Hall in Central London. The Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2023 w… find out more

Introducing the Finalists for The Orwell Prize 2023

11 May 2023

The finalists for the 2023 Orwell Prizes were announced today, with forty-five outstanding works of non-fiction, fiction and reporting nominated across five categories, including the new Orwell Prize for Reporting Homelessness, sponsored by the Centre for… find out more

Succession’s Jesse Armstrong and acclaimed journalist Gary Younge headline Orwell Festival 2023

25 April 2023

Bloomsbury, London and online | 6th June - 22nd June 2023 The Orwell Festival is returning this June with highlights announced today including an opening lecture from acclaimed journalist and author Gary Younge and an evening with Jesse Armstrong, creato… find out more