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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

Richard Blair donates ‘precious letters’ to the Orwell Archive at UCL

29 November 2021

Fifty letters written by George Orwell to two women he sought to marry and who became lifelong friends have been donated by the author’s son, Richard Blair, to the Orwell Archive at UCL. The letters reveal new details about Orwell’s life in the 1930s … find out more

Orwell Prizes open for entries for 2022 and judges announced

22 November 2021

Judging panels announced as all Orwell Prizes, the UK’s most prestigious prizes for political writing, open for entries for 2022 The Prizes will also have a new Finalists format, revised eligibility period and a new Orwell Festival of Political Writi… find out more

We are recruiting a Deputy Director

04 November 2021

Please note: we have reopened applications for this strategic role. A successful candidate could progress to offer before the advertised closing date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible if you are interested in the opportunity. The positi… find out more