Wednesday, July 30, 2008

George Orwell blogs

Well not quite , as well he is dead, but some of his diaries are going online in blog form:

He was the author of Animal Farm, 1984 and some of the most memorable political writing of the 20th Century.

But, as his diaries show, George Orwell was also interested in travel, food - and even slugs.

The diaries, written from 1938, cover the descent of Europe into war, as well as Orwell's travels in Morocco, following his sojourn in Catalonia, fighting in the Spanish Civil War.

They cover the insightful and the mundane - he even includes newspaper clippings of sloe gin recipes

But exactly 70 years after the date of the first diary entry, on 9 August 1938, until 70 years after the last entry in 2012, the Orwell prize website will publish diary entries online daily - in blog form.

These diaries don't seem to be his political observations , they were in a separate diary, but still sounds fascinating and of course a lesson in how to write . Take note bloggers !