Christopher Hitchens contributes an essay on books each month to the Atlantic Monthly. He is the author of more than ten books, including A Long Short War: The Postponed Liberation of Iraq, Why Orwell Matters, The Trial of Henry Kissinger, and Letters to a Young Contrarian. He is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, and has written prolifically for American and English periodicals, including The Nation, the London Review of Books, Granta, Harper's, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, New Left Review, Slate, the New York Review of Books, Newsweek International, the Times Literary Supplement, and the Washington Post. George Orwell was the pen name of Eric Blair, a writer and political commentator. In 2008, THE TIMES ranked him second on a list of 'The 50 greatest British writers since 1945.' His work continues to influence popular and political culture. Tamsin Greig., Nicky Henson and Toby Jones star in this new drama.