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Orwell Youth Prize winners revealed: Young writers attend Celebration Day

05 July 2019

Today, Friday 5th July at Pembroke College, Oxford, the Orwell Youth Prize announced this year’s winners, runners-up and highly commended entries. The winners were awarded with their prizes by Bill Hamilton, Executor of the Orwell Estate, and Christine … find out more

Winners of Orwell Prizes 2019 revealed

25 June 2019

The winners of The Orwell Prizes 2019 were announced this evening, Tuesday 25th June, at a special event at 20 Bedford Way celebrating the seventieth anniversary of the publication of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.  Two panels of distinguished … find out more

Orwell Prize Ceremony 2019: tickets released

18 June 2019

The Orwell Foundation is delighted to be able to make available a limited number of public tickets for this year's Orwell Prize Ceremony 2019. Registration is free and can be made via Eventbrite. We look forward to seeing you there! Join the Orwell Fou… find out more

The Orwell Prizes 2019: Shortlists announced

10 June 2019

Shortlists for the 2019 Orwell Prizes were announced today, Monday 10th June 2019, including the inaugural Orwell Prize for Political Fiction sponsored by Richard Blair and A. M. Heath and Orwell Prize for Political Writing. The Orwell Prizes aim to … find out more

Orwell takes over Barbican Hub to explore how tech impacts society and politics

29 May 2019

From Friday 7th - Sunday 9th June the Orwell Foundation’s Ministry of Plenty will take over the Life Rewired Hub at the Barbican Centre, London, to host a weekend of events and new commissions, from imaginative fiction on the future of work to virtual… find out more

The Orwell Prizes 2019: Longlists announced

07 May 2019

Longlists for four 2019 Orwell Prizes were announced today, including the inaugural Orwell Prize for Political Fiction sponsored by Richard Blair and A. M. Heath, and Orwell Prize for Political Writing lists, marking the 70th anniversary of George Orwell'… find out more

Writer Caitlin Moran to judge Orwell Youth Prize

01 April 2019

Foundation partners The Orwell Youth Prize have revealed that writer Caitlin Moran is judging this year’s Orwell Youth Prize, the theme of which is ‘A Fair Society?’. Following Orwell’s example, entrants of the prize are encouraged to draw on t… find out more

Students tackle what injustice means to them

14 March 2019

Is not England notoriously two nations, the rich and the poor? (George Orwell, England, Your England) Today 60 sixth form students from 10 schools and colleges in the North East will gather at the Great North Museum to tackle some of the most pressing in… find out more

The One Show: When George Met George

12 March 2019

UPDATE: OWING TO THE BREXIT MEANINGUL VOTE IN PARLIAMENT, THIS FEATURE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. On Tuesday 12th March (today) the BBC's The One Show will be screening a short film about when George Orwell met George Garrett, in February… find out more

George Orwell censored (again)

07 February 2019

Seventy years on from the original correspondence, the British Council has offered its apologies to George Orwell for declining to publish an essay which they had commissioned from him on British cookery. By way of amends the Council has published the or… find out more