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18:30 - 19:30 21 November 2017

A.L. Kennedy: Orwell with Women


Gustav Tuck Lecture Theatre | Gustav Tuck Lecture Theatre
University College London, Gower Street, | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Alison (A.L.) Kennedy, Associate Professor of Creative Writing, University of Warwick, Alison (A.L) Kennedy is an award-winning author, stand-up comedian, journalist and Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Warwick. Her fiction includes Day (winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award 2007), The Blue Book and Serious Sweet, as well as the Doctor Who novel The Drosten's Curse. Among her radio plays are Confessions of a Medium, That I Should Rise and Love Love Love Like The Beatles.

"Deeply associated with political thinking - and our increasingly rapid descent into newspeak and unhistory - Orwell was also a meticulously close observer of women and placed them at the centre of his imaginative life. A famously self-contained man, often part of all-male groups, Orwell nevertheless had an enduring and vital relationship with the female. The talk will look at the different threads of this relationship."


Robyn Donaldson
+44 (0)203 108 1618 | robyn.donaldson@theorwellprize.co.uk