George Orwell

Life imitating art: '1984' a best-seller again

Jan 25, 2017 - 11:33 PM

The dystopian novel featuring a so called ministry of truth that distorts reality is the number one seller on Amazon s US book list on Wednesday January 25

1984. A boy reads a book next to copies of British writer George Orwell's 1984 at Hong Kong's annual book fair on July 15, 2015. File photo by Aaron Tam/AFP

'1984' sales skyrocket in wake of US spy scandal

Jun 11, 2013 - 11:05 PM

Readers scramble to get a copy of Orwell s 1984 as a series of high profile US intelligence leaks grip news headlines

TRUTH, FICTION? Sales of Orwell's '1984' skyrocket after a series of intelligence leaks. Screenshot of the '1984' Amazon page

Orwell's Indian birthplace to become Gandhi park

Apr 15, 2013 - 11:07 PM

The long neglected birthplace of British novelist George Orwell in eastern India is to be developed into a memorial of Gandhi

ANIMAL FARM. Acclaimed British novelist George Orwell is the author of best-selling books Animal Farm and 1984. Photo by AFP

'Why I write'

Jun 13, 2012 - 9:00 AM

I want to write because I want to split my spirit into a thousand pieces and preserve the torn pieces in horcruxes for eternity