Friday 30 September 2011
With the final entry of Orwell’s Hop-Picking diary being published shortly, we’ve just added some more of Orwell’s writing on tramping to our website.
The Orwell Prize and Johann Hari
Orwell Prize at The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival
- Saturday 15th October, 10am: ’Victorian Values’ with Shiv Malik and Owen Jones
- Sunday 16th October, 6pm: ‘The Political Network’ with Graeme Archer and Oliver Kamm
George Orwell Memorial Lecture 2011
From the archive
- Scottish indie bookseller, Mainstreet Trading, has Jeremy Paxman visiting on 30 October – Paxman’s introduction to Orwell’s essays is available on the Telegraph website, and you can buy the edition from Penguin
- GQ notes that Orwell described the Scottish island of Jura as ‘extremely unget-at-able’ – the BBC archive has a letter with directions which Orwell sent to his friend and radio producer, Rayner Heppenstall
- Juliet Gardiner, shortlisted for Wartime in 2005, talks about the Mass Observation archive on 12 October at the University of Sussex
- Owen Hatherley, longlisted for this year’s Book Prize for The New Ruins of Great Britain, wrote about regeneration on a Sheffield housing estate…
- …while Steve Richards, longlisted for Whatever It Takes, wrote about Ed Miliband, David Cameron and the battle of ideas
- Sarah Hall, writing for The Guardian on independent bookshops, began her piece by referring to Orwell’s ‘Bookshop Memories’
- Blog Prize winner Graeme Archer wrote that Orwell is one of ‘The Lefties it’s OK to love’
- Juliet Jacques, longlisted for this year’s Blog Prize and author of a piece on Rayner Heppenstall, speaks to Westminster Skeptics on Monday
- As part of Banned Book Week, Salon’s Laura Miller writes a lighter piece about classics which should be banned – including Animal Farm. Read more about Animal Farm (and why it shouldn’t be banned!) on our website
The Wartime Diaries
The next entry will be published on 14th March.
The Hop-Picking Diaries
The Wigan Pier Diaries
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