Author: Dorian Lynskey

What more could the ‘thinking’ bibliophile ask for in 2019! 

A book about a book that was, and remains, one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century as well as the perfect harbinger of our ‘post truth’ age.

Dorian Lynskey’s The Ministry of Truth explores the epochal and cultural event that is George Orwell’s 1984, from its roots in the author’s own life and experiences and the utopian and dystopian literature that preceded it, through to the cultural and political fires that the novel ignited upon publication. Lynskey’s work, predictably, raises themes that have taken on new meaning in our ‘alternative facts’ age. 

“A rich and compelling case for the novel as the summation of Orwell’s entire body of work and a master key to understanding the modern world. . . Lynskey’s account of the reach of 1984 is revelatory.”—George Packer, The Atlantic