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Coming soon: Orwell Daily
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Orwell Daily is the newest way to read some of the greatest political writing ever written. From Friday 28th October 2022, subscribers will receive daily, bite-sized, curated extracts from Orwell’s works – beginning with the classic memoir Down and Out in Paris and London, complete and unabridged.
Orwell Daily is curated by The Orwell Foundation and comes with an official stamp of approval from the Orwell Estate.
How will it work?
Our serialization of Down and Out in Paris and London will begin on Friday 28th October 2022 and run through until Christmas. Each extract will be around 800 words (a ‘coffee break’ read). By subscribing to the Foundation newsletter you’ll also receive recommendations for deeper reading on Down and Out and any further serializations.
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If you’d like to read along, we are using the late Peter Davison’s authoritative edition, which is available exclusively from Penguin.
Down and Out Today
Orwell Daily’s launch comes as we approach the 90th anniversary of the publication of Down and Out in Paris and London and alongside the announcement of a new prize for reporting homelessness.
For The Orwell Foundation, celebrating Orwell’s astonishing legacy has always gone hand in hand with re-imagining his relevance today. Orwell’s classic memoir put poverty and homelessness on the agenda. Today, with homelessness once again on the rise, that project needs re-imagining too.
Working alongside The Centre for Homelessness Impact, The Orwell Prize for Reporting Homelessness will celebrate the art of creative storytelling, accurate investigation, and innovative policy reporting. Entries will be encouraged from people with direct experience of homelessness and also open to established journalists, authors, artists, filmmakers and others.
The winner of The Orwell Prize for Reporting Homelessness 2023 will be announced in June 2023. They will receive a cash prize. More details, including judges and rules of entry will be announced shortly.