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1984 at 70: How Has Orwell’s Vision Aged?

September 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm BST


It is 70 years since George Orwell published 1984. So how do our political and personal landscapes today compare to Orwell’s dystopia? And can the book shed light on today’s data-driven security and surveillance society? Our panel: Dorian Lynskey, author of The Ministry of Truth, an acclaimed new biography of 1984; award-winning foreign affairs writer David Pratt; and Julia Farrington of Index on Censorship. Chaired by Magnus Linklater.

This is a Banned Books Week event in partnership with the British Library, Booksellers Association, English PEN, Free Word, Hachette UK, Index on Censorship, Islington Council’s Library and Heritage Service, Libraries Connected, The Publishers Association and The Royal Society of Literature.


September 28, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Wigtown Book Festival
11 North Main Street
Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland DG8 9HN United Kingdom
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