The Orwell Festival: J.O. Morgan on APPLIANCE

Tuesday 12 July 2022 @ 19:00

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Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL, WC1E 6BT

Join us for a discussion with poet and novelist J.O. Morgan on his Orwell Prize for Political Fiction shortlisted novel Appliance, a highly inventive and and humane novel about our relationship with technology and our addiction to innovation, with Orwell Prize judge Dennis Duncan.

J. O. Morgan is a Scottish author. His 2018 work Assurances, looking at the RAF’s early involvement with maintaining the nuclear deterrent, won that year’s Costa Poetry Award. He has been twice shortlisted for both the Forward and the T. S. Eliot Prize. Appliance is his second novel.

Dennis Duncan is a writer, translator and lecturer in English at University College London. His most recent book is Index, A History of the. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement and the Literary Review. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and lives in London.

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