Tag Archives: George Orwell

On Belonging, or George Orwell and the Wretched Little Place in Devonshire

This short film about Seaton Junction is based on an essay in the Oct. – Nov. 2020 issue of the London Magazine. I was recently in conversation with Julio Etchart about his new book Imagining Orwell in Three Continents at its Zoom launch. My review of the book for the New Internationalist will be in […]

On Belonging: George Orwell and the Wretched Little Place in Devonshire

At Seaton Junction, in the East Devon countryside, stands a range of half-derelict buildings. They and the trees which have grown up around them mark the spot where a schoolboy set out, one night almost a century ago, on an adventure that would change his society and ours, forever. This story was run off as […]

How Not to do an MA on George Orwell

Any English—speaker to whom Vaclav Havel has mattered owes a debt they’re probably unaware of to Paul Wilson. His work as the Czech writer’s translator began thirty years ago but I discover, over a cup of coffee off Russell Square, that he first came to London from his native Canada ten years before that, to […]