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D J Taylor

D J Taylor is the author of two acclaimed biographies, Thackeray (1999), and Orwell: The Life, which won the Whitbread Biography Prize in 2003. He has written eleven novels, the most recent being Rock and Roll is Life (2018). Forthcoming are: Lost Girls: Love, War and Literature 1939-1951  and a biography of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, which is available for pre-order. He is married to the novelist Rachel Hore.

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The Best George Orwell Books, recommended by D J Taylor

Seventy years on from its initial publication, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is just as resonant in today’s era of misinformation and fake news as it was in the incipient Cold War era. D J Taylor, author of a lauded biography of Orwell and a forthcoming biography of Nineteen Eighty-Four, takes us through the extraordinary impact of the author’s fiction and reportage.

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