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Announcing the winners of The Orwell Prizes 2024

28 June 2024

Last night, Thursday 27 June, The Orwell Foundation celebrated the finalists and announced the winners of the 2024 Orwell Prizes at the Prize Ceremony in central London, on an evening which also saw Computer Weekly awarded a Special Prize for the magazine… find out more

Celebrating 75 years of 1984

08 June 2024

This Saturday, 8th June, George Orwell's seminal novel turns seventy-five. Here's our guide to what's on this month - and how you can get involved in the celebrations. In Nineteen Eighty-Four, writing is the ultimate act of subversion. The Orwell Found… find out more

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