Penguin Classics Book Club: Nineteen Eighty-Four
20 July 2017
Penguin Classics, in partnership with the Barbican, presents a series of book club events, each focusing on an iconic title from the Science Fiction genre. These events are open to all, although it is recommended that attendees have a familiarity with the title being discussed.
The book club series closes with one of Science Fiction’s, and indeed one of literary history’s, most famed novels, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. For this final event, Jessica Harrison, Senior Commissioning Editor of Penguin Classics will chair a discussion between Polly Toynbee, Guardian columnist and recipient of the Orwell Prize for Journalism, and Professor Richard Keeble, Chair of the Orwell Society, editor of Orwell Today and Professor of Journalism at the University of Lincoln.