George Orwell (Author) Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen-name, George Orwell, was born in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. An author and journalist, Orwell was one of the most prominent and influential figures in twentieth-century literature. His unique political allegory Animal Farm was published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with the dystopia of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), which brought him world-wide fame. His novels and non-fiction include Burmese Days, Down and Out in Paris and London, The Road to Wigan Pier and Homage to Catalonia . Odyr (Illustrator) Odyr was born in 1967 in Brazil. He is a comics artist and painter, whose books include Copacabana and Guadalupe . His work has been included in several anthologies and his short stories and illustrations have been published in many Brazilian magazines and newspapers.