George Orwell: Why I Write

George Orwell – Why I Write

From a very early age, perhaps the age of five or six, I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer. Between the ages of about seventeen and twenty-four I tried to abandon this idea, but I did so with the consciousness that I was outraging my true nature and that sooner or later I should have to settle down and write books.

– George Orwell, Why I Write

Today I found this copy of a collection of essays by Orwell. He’s one of my most favourite writers. I thoroughly enjoyed Nineteen Eighty-Four,  and these essays, particularly the main one, Why I Write, is sure to give me further insight into this remarkable man’s motives for writing. Perhaps even some inspiration for my own writerly pursuits.