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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

Help keep Orwell’s legacy alive as a Friend or Patron

19 April 2023

Become a Friend or Patron of The Orwell Foundation and join a remarkable group of inspirational people enjoying long-term involvement with the official charity promoting the work and values of George Orwell (1903–1950). George Orwell’s commitment t… find out more

Down, Not Out: our new podcast

12 April 2023

The Orwell Foundation has recently launched a new podcast series to accompany the Orwell Prize for Reporting Homelessness. Entitled Down, Not Out and produced in partnership with the Centre for Homelessness Impact and the Prison Radio Association, the thr… find out more

The Orwell Prize for Reporting Homelessness 2023: Deadline Extension

16 March 2023

The Orwell Foundation is extending the deadline of the Orwell Prize for Reporting Homelessness 2023 to 17th April 2023. The Foundation is also launching a new podcast to accompany the prize, Down, Not Out, which is being produced in partnership with spons… find out more

West-Mids students to come together for a unique day of journalism and creative writing workshops

01 March 2023

10th March 2023, Coventry University  On Friday 10th March more than 100 school students from across the West Midlands will come together at Coventry University for a unique day of creative writing and journalism workshops inspired by the 2023 Orwell… find out more