George Orwell (1903-1950) died 63 years ago today. To celebrate the inaugural “Orwell Day,” we’ve picked the best Prospect articles on the great journalist and novelist.
Words and things: Andrew Marr on Orwell’s legacy for the English language
George Orwell, patron saint of hacks: Whenever political journalists needs to borrow gravitas they turn to a higher authority: Orwell
St George’s shroud: How Orwell became a secular saint in the years after his death
George at 100: If you judge a man by his enemies, then Orwell’s stature can only increase as we learn and understand more about the realities of his age