The Orwell Prize Ceremony 2019: Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ at 70

Tuesday 25 June 2019 @ 18:45


Jeffery Hall, 20 Bedford Way, Central London, WC1H 0AL

Join the Orwell Foundation to celebrate the year’s best political writing at The Orwell Prize Ceremony 2019. The Prize announcements will be preceded by a special event with Dorian Lynskey (author, The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell’s 1984), Orwell’s son, Richard Blair, and 2018 Orwell Prize for Journalism winner Carole Cadwalladr exploring the legacy of the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this month.

For the first time in its history the Orwell Foundation will be awarding four Orwell Prizes, including the inaugural Orwell Prize for Political Fiction, sponsored by A. M. Heath and Richard Blair, and the Orwell Prize for Political Writing, the Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils, sponsored and supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and the Orwell Prize for Journalism. The Political Quarterly will also award the winner of the Crick Prize for Best Article 2019.


All halls and rooms at 20 Bedford Way are accessible. If you are attending and you have any access requirements please use the option on the registration form to let us know how we can assist you on the evening.

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