Friday 13 May 2011
Video: is it time to make monarchy history?
From the archive
- The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography has made available Orwell’s entry, written by Orwell Prize founder, Sir Bernard Crick – and there’s also an audio version
- Two previous winners have new books out: previous Blog Prize winner, Winston Smith, with Generation F (Monday Books) and Anatol Lieven, the first ever Book Prize winner, with Pakistan: A Hard Country (Allen Lane)
- The New York Review of Books have published an article, ‘The Intimate Orwell’, which reviews the collections of Orwell’s diaries and letters edited by Peter Davison
- The Hay Festival has two Orwell Prize winners for the price of one on the 29th May, as Raja Shehadeh talks to Johann Hari
- Previously longlisted Lindsey Hilsum (who also spoke at our Africa and China event at the 2009 Oxford Literary Festival) was named journalist of the year at the One World Media awards, while Jonathan Steele was recognised for articles longlisted for this year’s Orwell Prize
The Wartime Diaries
Over the last few weeks, entries were published on 28th April, and 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 11th and 13th May. Over the next week, entries will be published on 18th May.
The Wigan Pier Diaries
The final entry was published on 25th March. In addition to the blog, we have a Google Map tracking Orwell’s journey, a flickr set of archive images, and our page on The Road to Wigan Pier, with the first chapter and other links. If you’ve got any suggestions about our website(s), we’d love to hear from you – email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Twitter. And you can subscribe to this newsletter via email.