25 June 1903
Eric Blair, British novelist and political writer who wrote under the name of GO, was born in Motihari
, the middle one and the only boy in a family of three children.
Eric Blair, using the pseudonym 'George Orwell', published his first book, Down and Out in Paris and London
, an account of his first-hand experiences with poverty in those cities.
17 August 1945
GO's dystopian political novel Animal Farm
was eventually published by the left-wing firm of Secker and Warburg
, after the end of the war in Europe which had caused its earlier rejections.
8 June 1949
GO published Nineteen Eighty-Four
, his well-known dystopian novel anatomising totalitarianism.
21 January 1950
GO, British novelist and political writer, died in London
of a tubercular haemorrhage.