Penguin Classics Book Club: Nineteen Eighty-Four


20 July 2017
Fountain Room
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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, and existing book club groups are particularly encouraged to attend.

The book club series closes with one of Science Fiction’s most acclaimed novels, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. For this final event, Jessica Harrison, Senior Commissioning Editor of Penguin Classics chairs 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.

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