George Orwell

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Orwell by DJ Taylor review – a very English socialist
George Orwell’s voice comes alive again in a biography drawing on newly discovered letters

Blake Morrison

01, Jun, 2023 @6:30 AM

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Top 10 neglected books about the Spanish civil war | Sarah Watling
A few celebrated names dominate our understanding of this ‘last great cause’, but these novels and memoirs show there is much more to learn

Sarah Watling

15, Feb, 2023 @10:46 AM

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Simon Schama’s History of Now review – this highly personal show is simplistic and outdated
The academic’s look at truth, democracy and art has its heart very much in the right place. But too often it’s fighting old battles rather than grasping the modern reality of untruths

Jack Seale

27, Nov, 2022 @10:15 PM

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George Orwell’s classic works to be published on Substack
Down and Out in Paris and London will start the project and be delivered to subscribers in ‘coffee break’ segments

Sarah Shaffi

25, Oct, 2022 @10:11 AM

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Letter: Peter Davison obituary
Richard Else writes: Peter was a hugely inspirational teacher and mentor to his students

Richard Else

29, Sep, 2022 @3:37 PM

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1984: was the year quite as awful as George Orwell predicted?
Big Brother wasn’t watching you, but there was the IRA Brighton bombing, famine in Africa and the miners’ strike to think about

Chris Hall

25, Sep, 2022 @5:45 AM

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Peter Davison obituary
Leading authority on the life of George Orwell who edited the mammoth 20-volume George Orwell: The Complete Works

DJ Taylor

04, Sep, 2022 @4:22 PM

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George Monbiot wins Orwell prize for journalism
Author recognised for his decades-long commitment to neglected environmental issues

Amelia Hill

15, Jul, 2022 @2:58 PM

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Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four was about liberalism, not totalitarianism, claims Moscow diplomat
Maria Zakharova says idea book is about totalitarianism is ‘one of the biggest global fakes’, in claim disputed by Russian translator

Pjotr Sauer

23, May, 2022 @12:50 PM

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Orwell, the towering conscience of a generation, unmasked | Letter
Letter: In an essay, the novelist confesses that he might possibly have written reviews of books he had not read, writes Peter Davis


29, Apr, 2022 @3:24 PM

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Digested week: practice doesn’t make perfect for Boris Johnson apology | John Crace
PM still did not sound entirely sincere over Partygate – and later proved repentance was skin deep

John Crace

22, Apr, 2022 @3:54 PM

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The icy pull of tragic polar exploration | Brief letters
Brief letters: A fascination with tragic heroes | Is artificial intelligence an oxymoron? | Orwell’s linguistic inventions | From Granny to Mum to Mumma | Sailing to San Serriffe

01, Apr, 2022 @4:52 PM

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