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Orwell’s Down and Out: Live in Paris Details Announced

29 August 2018

Details of the second installment of our Down and Out: Live project have been revealed. Down and Out: Live in Paris will take place on 28th September, 2018 at La Générale in Paris. See the event page for more details and information about how to s… find out more

Orwell Prize Custom-Made Trophies Revealed

09 August 2018

We're delighted to unveil the custom-made trophies which are now making their way to winners of the Orwell Prize 2018, Carole Cadwalladr, Darren McGarvey, and the Financial Times team behind 'On the Edge'. The winners of the Orwell Prize 2018 were ann… find out more

Watch the Orwell Prize Ceremony 2018

26 June 2018

The Orwell Prize Ceremony 2018 was held at the RSA on 25th June 2018. The event also featured a panel debate, 'Why does it take a catastrophe?’ – interrogating why the reporting which might have helped prevent the fire at Grenfell Tower was not more w… find out more

Winners of the Orwell Prize 2018 Revealed

25 June 2018

The Winners of The Orwell Prize 2018 were announced this evening at the prizegiving ceremony at the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. This year's three winners each focus on modern Britain, revealing a 'turn to the… find out more

New Venue and Readers Announced for Down and Out: LIVE

29 May 2018

Down and Out: LIVE will now take place at Stone Nest, Shaftesbury Avenue: 6th June 2pm-6pm.  Admission Free: register online today (followed by panel debate at 6.30pm) George Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris and London is being read and staged … find out more

Orwell Prize 2018 Shortlists Revealed

18 May 2018

The shortlists for The Orwell Prize 2018, Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing, were announced tonight at the Bath Festival during The Orwell Prize Debate, which featured this year’s chair of judges for the book prize, politician, ac… find out more

Orwell’s Down and Out: LIVE

08 May 2018

“The evil of poverty is not so much that it makes a man suffer as that it rots him physically and spiritually.” – George Orwell George Orwell’s classic book on 1930s poverty in Paris and London is to be brought to life in an immersive performance… find out more

Jean Seaton: Why Orwell’s 1984 Could Be About Now

07 May 2018

Director of the Orwell Foundation, Jean Seaton, has written about Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four for a BBC Culture series on stories that shaped the world. Audiences around the world are re-reading George Orwell’s 1984, which is ‘a handbook for diffic… find out more

Longlists for The Orwell Prize 2018 revealed

09 April 2018

Congratulations to all those who have been longlisted this year. Shortlists will be announced on Friday 18th May at The Bath Festival, with winners revealed at the Orwell Prize Ceremony, Monday 25th June 2018 at the RSA. The Orwell Prize for Books: Read… find out more

Come on board: The Orwell Foundation is hiring

28 February 2018

The Orwell Foundation is recruiting for the role of Assistant Project Coordinator. The Orwell Foundation is looking for a part-time Assistant Project Coordinator to support the development and delivery of The Orwell Foundation and Orwell Youth Prize’… find out more