Cover, Photograph of publication, image source: Artist

Work Description

The essay Why I Write was originally published in the literary magazine Gangrel in the summer of 1946. Four years later, on the 21st of January 1950, its author—the celebrated novelist and essayist George Orwell—died of tuberculosis at University College Hospital, London. According to UK copyright law, the entire catalogue of works published during Orwell’s lifetime entered into the public domain at the beginning of 2021. On the 22nd of January I contacted Pooja Ahuja—a translator and transcriber based in New Delhi—and commissioned her to write out Orwell’s essay by hand and send the pages to me in London.

Artists’ Book

Why I Write

— by George Orwell

by Louis Porter

Release Place London, United Kingdom
Release Date 2021
transcriber: Pooja Ahuja
Artist: Louis Porter
Printrun 101
Themes Creativity
Methods Photography, Writing
Language British English, British English
Work Creation Date 2021
Format Softcover
Binding Perfect Binding
Dimensions 13.5 × 20.0 cm
Pages 60
Content Photographs of the text of George Orwell's Essay "Why I Write" handwritten on thick cream paper
Pages 2
Material 270gsm Colorplan

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