With “alternative facts” and newspeak the order of the political day, a growing audience for George Orwell’s work has emerged. Orwell is one of the most celebrated twentieth-century literary figures, and his dystopian novel, 1984, continues to be widely read. This illustrated narrative of his life is uniquely accessible and provides the insight needed to understand Orwell, with the kind of light touch that Orwell himself would appreciate.
David Smith is the author of Marx’s Capital Illustrated.
Mike Mosher is an artist and community muralist who helps produce Bad Subjects: Political Education in Everyday Life.