AP: “Orwell Uncut: New Substack Will Serialize Orwell’s Writings”
From the Associated Press:
Some complete works by George Orwell are coming to Substack.
On Oct. 28, the Orwell Foundation will launch Orwell Daily, which for free will serialize at least a portion of the author’s famous books and other writings. Orwell Daily begins with his debut, “Down and Out in London and Paris,” Orwell’s expose of poverty in two of the world’s wealthiest cities. Over the following several weeks, the Substack will run excerpts of some 1,000-1,500 words.
“We’re here to honor and celebrate and get people to think about Orwell,” says the foundation’s director, Jean Seaton.
Jeremy Wikeley, the foundation’s project officer, says future serializations will be announced later in the year.
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Orwell Daily is free, but readers will also be able to take out a subscription to join the community in the comments and support the Foundation’s work. Each extract will be around 1000 – 1500 words (a ‘coffee break’ read).
The project’s launch comes as we approach the 90th anniversary of the publication of Down and Out in Paris and London, George Orwell’s first full-length book, and alongside the announcement of a new Orwell Prize, The Orwell Prize for Reporting Homelessness.
For the 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.
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