George Orwell was an English author and journalist. A Clergyman's Daughter, Coming Up for Air, Down and Out in Paris and London, and Animal Farm are some of his other books. George Orwell was born in 1903. His original name was Eric Arthur Blair. He worked for a while as a policeman in Burma. Later, he returned to Europe and spent a few years living in London and in Paris, working as a journalist. He later also worked as a teacher and as an assistant at a small bookshop. His first novel, Burmese Days, was first published in the United States. He is considered one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century.