21 January 2013
Today is the first annual 'Orwell Day' – marking the author's death on 21st January 1950. It has been launched by the Orwell Estate, Orwell Prize and the author's publisher, Penguin, in 'recognition of one of Britain's greatest and most influential writers of the 20th Century'. 2013 also marks the anniversary of Orwell's death, so this year has particular significance. As such, BBC Radio 4 begins a major season of Orwell, including several adaptations of his novels, as well as several readings. Penguin are also re-issuing four of Orwell's books to celebrate the author.
Calibre Audio Library also gives you an opportunity to revisit some of his work, or maybe discover this iconic author for the first time, with Animal Farm (Catalogue No. 9088), Burmese Days (No. 3193) and Keep The Aspidistra Flying (No. 3093) all available on MP3 or streaming directly from the site.