Saturday, August 21, 2010

George Orwell's Blog

Have you read George Orwell's blog ?

The Orwell Prize is Britain’s pre-eminent prize for political writing – run by the Media Standards Trust, the Orwell Trust and Political Quarterly. Every year, it awards a prize to the book, and for the journalism (and in 2009 for the first time, to the blog) which comes closest to George Orwell’s ambition ‘to make political writing into an art.’

Since 9th August 2008, George Orwell’s diaries from 1938 have been blogged in real time, 70 years to the day since each entry was originally written. The diaries start as Orwell heads to Morocco (with his wife Eileen) to recuperate from injury and illness; and end in 1942 (or 2012) as the Second World War rages.

In addition to the diary entries, there are images and documents available, complementing the diaries, and a Google Map of Orwell’s travels here. For more on Orwell, visit the "Works" and "Life and Work" sections of the main Orwell Prize website.

o Biography
o Image Gallery
o Notes
o Notes: Diary of Events Leading Up to the War
o Notes: War-time Diary
o The Orwell Prize

You can also follow the blog on Twitter.

Check Out George Orwell @ Burbank Public Library

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