Lucie Carr

The Orwell Foundation to launch prize exclusively for political fiction

The Orwell Foundation, based at University College London (UCL) and established in the early 1990s by Professor Sir Bernard Crick, uses the work of George Orwell to “celebrate honest writing and reporting, uncover hidden lives and confront uncomfortable truths. It additionally promotes “Orwell’s values of integrity, decency and fidelity to...
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Posted Nov. 14, 2018

‘Explosive’ endings for Bonfire Night

In light of Bonfire Night, I want to attempt to make a rather tenuous link with the explosive nature of certain particularly remarkable endings in literature. A dissatisfying ending is often underwhelming and lacks a climactic angle, while the most noteworthy endings are those which take their readership aback with...
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Posted Nov. 6, 2018

Poetry providing light in our darkest moments

The manner in which poetry is taught in schools is, on the whole, detrimental to the way in which poetry is perceived by society. A Social and Behavioural Sciences study led in 2012 determined that “the experience of the teachers of literature shows that poetry is one of the least...
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Posted Nov. 1, 2018