Saturday, May 26, 2012

christopher hitchens honored with orwell memorial

at the telegraph


christopher hitchens, the writer and commentator once described as the heir to george orwell, was given a posthumous honour at this year's orwell prize.

christopher hitchens, the writer and commentator who died last year, was last night honoured with a memorial at this year's orwell prize, britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing.

hitchens' widow carol blue accepted the award on behalf of her husband who died from cancer at the age of 62.

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