Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Friday, October 21, 2016
The Orwell Lecture 2016 - The Orwell Prize judges announced
Prize has made a series of exciting announcements - scroll down to
read about the Judges for the Orwell Prize 2017, Ian Hislop's
Orwell Lecture 2016 and our move to UCL.
Orwell Lecture 2016
Tuesday 15th November | 6.30pm | UCL
TO DISSENT (AND THE LEFT, TOO)
The Orwell Prize is proud to announce that the Orwell Lecture 2016
will be given by Ian Hislop, editor of Private Eye, on the subject
of 'The Right to Dissent (and the Left, too)'. The Orwell Lecture
is open to the public and tickets
are free. To book tickets, please visit theorwellprize.co.uk.
Prize is now based at the Institute for Advanced Studies, UCL.
UCL is home to the Orwell Archive and is a centre for Orwell
Scholarship. The Prize expects to be able to develop Orwell
scholarship and cultural and political engagement in the sympathetic
and stimulating environment of the IAS. "The Orwell Prize's move to UCL is as
logical as it is exciting... we look forward to working with the
Orwell Prize to develop Orwell scholarship, and to stimulate cultural
and political discourse in the name of one of the world's most
incisive and relevant writers." Professor Tamar Garb,
Director of UCL's IAS.
The judges for the Orwell Prizes
2017 were announced last night at the Frontline Club at a debate on
'Experts, the Media and Politics' with Jamie Bartlett, Ashwin
Kumar, Christopher Snowdon and Polly Toynbee to mark the launch of
the Orwell Prize 2017.
The Orwell Prize for books will be judged by Jonathan Derbyshire,
Bonnie Greer, Mark Lawson and Erica Wagner;
the Orwell Prize for Journalism 2017 will be judged by Liz Forgan,
Alan Little and Francis Wheen;
the Orwell for Exposing Britain's Social evils, sponsored and
supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, will be judged by
Samira Ahmed, Claire Ainsley and Julian Le Grand.
year's Orwell judges will be unearthing a selection of the best,
bleakest, most inspiring, most intelligent thinking in writing and
journalism. The Prize depends on both the authority and variety of
tastes that the judges bring to the process and this year we have a
stellar collection." Jean Seaton,
Brand new Encountering
Orwell: friends, former winners and judges of the
Orwell Prize contribute their memories of 'encountering
Orwell'. Visit theorwellprize.co.uk for new
Williams, Alison Holt, Clive Stafford Smith and many more to come.
Encountering Orwell was originally launched in 2014, the Prize's 21st