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In April 1947 George Orwell began Nineteen Eighty-Four, his last and possibly greatest work. Orwell was forty-four years old and suffering from tuberculosis, the disease that eventually took his life. Author, historian and speechwriter Dennis Glover explores this period of Orwell’s life with a unique and extraordinary new book. Combining history and drama Glover presents the reader with a unique portrait of Orwell, one of literature’s most unique and beloved writers.
Dennis will be in conversation with journalist and broadcaster Annabel Crabb.
Dennis Glover grew up in Doveton before studying at Monash University and King’s College, Cambridge, where he was awarded a PhD in history. He has worked for two decades as an academic, newspaper columnist, political adviser and speechwriter to Labor leaders and senior ministers. The Last Man in Europe is his first novel.
Annabel Crabb is a writer and broadcaster for the ABC, writes a weekly opinion column for Fairfax, is the author of the bestselling book The Wife Drought and is a sought-after speaker and presenter. As host of the ABC's enormously popular series Kitchen Cabinet, Annabel has broken bread with Australia's most influential political leaders and shared her magnificent desserts in kitchens around the country. She broadcasts a top-rating podcast (Chat10 Looks3) with friend and colleague Leigh Sales and her latest book is Special Delivery, a cookbook with Wendy Sharpe.