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Lisa Nandy MP to deliver The Orwell Memorial Lecture 2022

15 November 2022

The Foundation is delighted to announce that Lisa Nandy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, will deliver this year's Orwell Memorial Lecture on the topic 'Wigan, the World and Everywhere in Between - How We Build a Cou… find out more

Coming soon: Orwell Daily

21 October 2022

Orwell Daily is a new way to read some of the greatest political writing ever written, exclusively on Substack. From Friday 28th October 2022 subscribers will receive daily, bite-sized, carefully curated extracts from Orwell's works - beginning with the c… find out more

New Orwell Prize for Reporting Homelessness

17 October 2022

The Orwell Foundation is launching a new prize, aimed at highlighting issues around homelessness. Working alongside The Centre for Homelessness Impact, The Orwell Prize for Reporting Homelessness 2023 will celebrate the art of evidence-led storytelling, a… find out more

The Orwell Youth Prize 2022: Thank You To Teachers!

31 August 2022

The support of teachers and schools is invaluable in making the Orwell Youth Prize a success. From Barnstable to Rochdale, the work of teachers allows us to grow and develop the Prize each year, reaching more young people throughout the country with our i… find out more

Professor Peter Davison

19 August 2022

Professor Peter Davison The Orwell Foundation is deeply saddened to announce the death of Professor Peter Davison, one of the pre-eminent authorities on the life and works of George Orwell, and, with the assistance of his late wife Sheila, Orwell’s lon… find out more

Join the team: The Orwell Foundation is hiring

01 August 2022

The Orwell Foundation is looking for an Office Administrator (part-time 0.8 FTE) and a Finance Officer (part-time, 0.2 FTE) to join our small team. Read on for more information about each role and how to apply. Please be aware that each role has a separat… find out more

The Orwell Prizes 2022: Winners Announced

14 July 2022

We are delighted to be able to announce that the winners of The Orwell Prizes 2022 are: The Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2022: Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan (Faber). The Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2022: My Fourth Time, We … find out more

The Orwell Prizes 2022: The Finalists

18 May 2022

We can now reveal the finalists chosen by The Orwell Prize judges to go through to this year’s shortlists. The winners of each Orwell Prize will receive £3,000 and will be announced on Thursday 14th July 2022 at the closing ceremony of our Orwell Festi… find out more

The Orwell Festival of Political Writing: Tickets now available for the Orwell Festival Lecture

22 April 2022

The Orwell Festival of Political Writing, held across Bloomsbury and online from 22nd June to 14th July, is a major new initiative that will bring together the shortlisted writers for The Orwell Prizes 2022, along with some special guests, in a series of … find out more

Eligibility Period and deadline for entries to The Orwell Journalism Prizes 2022 extended to 31st March 2022

28 February 2022

With reporters under immense pressure to cover an intense start to the year, the Foundation is extending the deadline and eligibility period for entries to The Orwell Prize for Journalism and The Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils to Thurs… find out more