George Orwell remains an iconic figure today - even though he died in 1950. His dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four depicts a Big Brother society in which the state intrudes into the most intimate details of people's lives - and, not surprisingly, it became a constant reference point after Edward Snowden's revelations. The word "Orwellian" is constantly in the media - used either as a pejorative adjective to evoke totalitarian terror or as a complimentary adjective to mean "displaying outspoken intellectual honesty". Interest in Orwell's life and writings - globally - continues unabated.Beginning with a preface by Richard Blair, Orwell's son, George Orwell Now! brings together thirteen chapters by leading international scholars in four thematic sections:* Peter Marks on Orwell and the history of surveillance studies; Florian Zollmann on Nineteen Eighty-Four in 2014; Henk Vynckier on Orwell's collecting project; and Adam Stock on `Big Brother's Literary Offspring'* Paul Anderson "In Defence of Bernard Crick"; Luke Seaber on the "London Section of Down and Out in Paris and London"; John Newsinger on "Orwell's Socialism"; and Philip Bounds on "Orwell and the Anti-Austerity Left in Britain"* Marina Remy on the "Writing of Otherness in Burmese Days and Keep the Aspidistra Flying"; Sreya Mallika Datta and Utsa Mukherjee on "Reassessing Ambivalence in Orwell's Burma"; and Shu-chu Wei on Orwell's Animal Farm alongside Chen Jo-his's Mayor Yin* Tim Crook on "Orwell and the Radio Imagination"; and editor Richard Lance Keeble on "Orwell and the War Reporter's Imagination"Peter Stansky, in an afterword, argues that Orwell is now more relevant than ever before.