Thu 15 Aug 12:30 - 13:30
A biography of Big Brother
Few works have made a cultural impact on the scale of Nineteen Eighty-Four. George Orwell’s post-war masterpiece offers a chillingly accurate prediction of our present times. Author and Guardian journalist Dorian Lynskey charts the novel’s impact on the world in The Ministry of Truth; a biography not of Orwell but of his novel, its creation and its legacy, which takes us from Hitler and Trotsky to Steve Jobs and fake news. Chaired by Stuart Kelly.