The Orwell Festival Lecture 2023

Tuesday 06 June 2023 @ 19:30

from £9

University College London, Cruciform Building LT1, Gower Street

Gary Younge is an award-winning author, broadcaster and a professor of sociology at the University of Manchester in England. Formerly a columnist at The Guardian he is an editorial board member of the Nation magazine and the Alfred Knobler Fellow for Type Media. His book Another Day in the Death of America was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Books in 2018 and in 2021 he was also shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Journalism for bringing ‘the eloquence of an expert journalist and the depth of an academic’ to his reporting on the role of racism and inequality in the pandemic.

His newest book, Dispatches from the Diasporabrings together a selection from three decades as a journalist with ‘a ringside seat during the biggest events and with the most significant personalities to impact the black diaspora’. Whether accompanying Nelson Mandela on his first election campaign, entering New Orleans days after hurricane Katrina or interviewing Maya Angelou, Younge’s writing pays witness to how much change is possible – and how systems of power thwart those aspirations. We are delighted to welcome him to give this year’s lecture.

The event will include a Q&A chaired by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, chair of The Orwell Prize for Journalism 2023.

Book below. Tickets £17.50; £9 for students or those on low income or £5 for online only. Ticket price includes a glass of wine, beer or soft drink.

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