#George Orwell

25 1984 Quotes That Are Way Too Real

25 quotes from George Orwell's 1984 that hit a little too close to home.

Dictionaries to the Rescue: On the Importance of Words in a Post-Truth Era

In an atmosphere of confusing rhetoric and blatant falsehoods, the very act of defining a word is political.

New/Old Bestsellers: MARCH, CITIZEN, 1984, and THE HANDMAID’S TALE

Recent events have caused a surge in the sales of of books both old and new. These bestsellers include MARCH, 1984, CITIZEN, and THE HANDMAID'S TALE.

#SpicerFacts and Orwell’s 1984

"In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it."

5 Books to Read In Honor of Radiohead’s New Album, A Moon Shaped Pool

These five books, from Atwood to Butler, deal with the themes and motifs explored in Radiohead's extensive discography.

Dear Diary: On Loving Literature’s Journals

Raise your hand if you’ve ever taken a secret pleasure in finding your older sibling’s or cool older cousin’s diary ...

Book Style: 1984 by George Orwell

1984, or Nineteen Eighty-Four depending on which edition you have, is one of those novels I would’ve read even if ...

Our Favorite Biographies of Dead Writers

Book Riot was recently asked to recommend some awesome biographies of dead writers, and boy were we all over that. ...

Classic Writers Who (I Imagine) Would Be All About Blogging If They Were Alive Today

There’s no set formula for brilliant blogging. It’s kind of like finding love or the perfect book: you know a ...

Confessions of a Once-Tyrannical English Teacher

I was a tyrant, and lo! my classroom was my kingdom. The past tense is such a relief. For me ...

12 Dead Authors You Should Follow On Twitter

In an effort to preserve and/or satirize the words of great authors of yesteryear, many have set up Twitter accounts ...

A Brief History of (Novelists on the Cover of) TIME

In August of the Year of Our Lord Jonathan Franzen 2010 (That’s got to be how he measures time, right?), TIME Magazine put ol’ ...

Novels for the News—What to Read When Headlines are Ripped from Fiction

Following reports that the NSA has been spying on Americans, sales of George Orwell’s “Big Brother” story, 1984, increased by ...

Why Publish a Writer’s Diary?

George Orwell doesn’t REALLY need an introduction. If all you know about him is that he wrote some really amazing ...

George Orwell’s 1984 vs. Real 1984: Which Was More Gnarly?

George Orwell’s 1984, first published in 1949, paints a grim picture of a terrifying dystopia. However, (with tongue firmly implanted ...