Reading For Writers: Speculative Fiction: 1984

A portrait of Angela Meyer
11 March 2020 - 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Angela Meyer
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George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four was not only one of the most prescient novels of all time, but has had relevance to various political oppressions across cultures and time. First published in 1949, it takes place in an imagined dystopian future, where war, propaganda and surveillance are the norm. What makes Winston Smith’s dystopian experience so resonant and relevant, ongoing? There is so much to unpack in this undeniably powerful work.

About Angela Meyer

Angela Meyer’s debut novel A Superior Spectre (Ventura Press, ANZ & Saraband, UK) has been shortlisted for an Aurealis Award, the MUD Literary Prize, an Australian Book Industry Award, the Readings Prize for New Australian Writing, and the Saltire First Book Award (Scotland). Her novella, Joan Smokes, which won the inaugural Mslexia Novella Award (UK) is also published by Saraband. She has worked in bookstores, as a book reviewer, in a whisky bar, and as commissioning editor and then publisher at Echo Publishing. She is now a freelance editor and consultant. literaryminded.com.au / @literaryminded  

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