Author: John Burdett, Mike Lawson, John Lantigua, Gary Phillips,
Ernesto Mallo, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Matt Rees, Christopher G.
Moore, Colin Cotterill, Barbara Nadel, Quentin Bates, George
Twelve authors have banded together under the Orwell
"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a
We are part of the George Orwell intellectual legacy, a dozen
novelists seeking to carry Orwell's banner forward.
The geographical reach of our essays stretches around the globe.
The journey through the essays starts in Orwell's home, England,
and takes you through the Americas, Southeast Asia, the Middle
East, and the edges of Europe.
We give our accounts of contemporary social justice issues
ranging from social inequality increasingly widened as political
institutions become dysfunctional, to persistent racism and
discrimination against minorities, to memories of
state tyranny and war crimes and political thugs at their games of
corruption, to intimidation and killings in sectarian strife.
Two essays deal directly with George Orwell the writer-his
refusal to play the game of colonial empire-and his seminal role as
friend to Canadian writer George Woodcock.
Flip that Orwell banner around and on the other side it
"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell
people what they do not want to hear."