Buxton International Festival

Dorian Lynskey

The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of Orwell’s 1984Palace Hotelbutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

1984 isn’t just a novel; it’s a key to understanding the modern world.

Big Brother, the Thought Police, Doublethink, Newspeak, 2+2=5  – Orwell’s final masterpiece gains potency and influence with every year. Dorian Lynskey is a writer, author and columnist. His new book examines 1984 and its roots in the utopian and dystopian literature that preceded it; Orwell’s personal experiences in wartime Britain; and the political and cultural phenomena that the novel ignited. 

  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £12