Encountering Orwell


Join the conversation on twitter: use the hashtag #encounteringorwell to tell us about your first or most important encounter with Orwell.

To celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Orwell Prize in 2014, we asked former winners and judges to contribute their memories of ‘encountering Orwell’. Those Encounters can be found below.

In October 2016, to celebrate the launch of our new website, we will be publishing a new series of Encounters on our website.To celebrate the launch of our new website, The Orwell Prize is publishing a new set of Encounters in our Encountering Orwell Series:

Rowan Williams

Alison Holt

Richard Sambrook

Gideon Rachman

Nicci Gerrard

Clive Stafford Smith