Manchester Literature Festival: Dorian Lynskey on George Orwell
- Wed 09 Oct 2019
- 7:00 pm
When the protests around Donald Trump’s presidency began, one of the recurring signs read ‘1984 isn’t a guidebook’.
In the 80 years since its publication, George Orwell’s dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four has influenced and pervaded our culture. In his brilliant new book, The Ministry of Truth, British journalist Dorian Lynskey examines the impact of Orwell’s vision from Terry Gilliam’s Brazil and David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs, to reality TV show Big Brother, fake news and alternative facts.
Dorian has been writing about music, film and politics for over 20 years and is the author of the critically acclaimed 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs.