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Birds as revelations: Margaret Atwood writes foreword for Graeme Gibson book

March 31, 2021 3:35 pm

The Bedside Book of Birds is divided into nine sections — “habitats,” Gibson called them — that center on such themes as birds as omens, as revelations, avengers and mysteries.

Margaret Atwood, John Grisham among contributors to pandemic novel

March 19, 2021 9:53 am

The story is set on a Manhattan rooftop in 2020 as the virus spreads worldwide and the rich are fleeing the city.

Canadian literary prize renamed to honour Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson

January 28, 2021 3:37 pm

Her late partner Gibson was an author and served as president of PEN Canada. He won several awards in his lifetime

Margaret Atwood, Roxane Gay, and others extend support to trans rights in open letter

October 11, 2020 5:54 pm

The letter comes after more than 200 writers and publishers had signed another letter to express their support for trans and non-binary people on September 30

Alexie, Pilkey books among most 'challenged' of past decade

September 29, 2020 12:59 pm

The list is based on news reports and on accounts submitted from libraries and others in the local community, although the ALA believes many challenges go unreported.

Enola Holmes: 5 instances of famous stories re-told from women's perspectives

September 29, 2020 12:26 pm

Enola Holmes is one of the many books which take a supposedly male-dominated character as a point of instance and unspools the world around him from a female perspective. Several authors like Margaret Atwood to Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni back have done it earlier. Here are some instances

Margaret Atwood honoured with Dayton Literary Peace Prize

September 14, 2020 2:28 pm

Margaret Atwood published her first book of poetry, Double Persephone, in 1961, and her other books have included Cat's Eye (1988), Alias Grace (1996), The Blind Assassin (2000), and The MaddAddam Trilogy (2003-2013). The Testaments, her 2019 sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, quickly joined her bestsellers

Explained: The debate over Harper's open letter against 'cancel culture'

July 10, 2020 6:51 pm

Since the letter was published, it has ignited a debate on “Cancel Culture” and critics have questioned the letter for limiting its concern towards free speech at the social, cultural and institutional level.

Margaret Atwood, JK Rowling, Salman Rushdie and others sign open letter against 'cancel culture'

July 09, 2020 5:44 pm

Titled 'A Letter on Justice and Open Debate', the letter comes just days after JK Rowling faced heavy criticism for her tweets that likened transgender hormone replacement to gay conversion therapy.

Margaret Atwood tweets in support of transgender community

July 09, 2020 11:06 am

Margaret Atwood is the latest author to join those supporting trans rights. Prior to her, Stephen King had done the same.


Jaipur Lit Fest kicks off with much fervour

January 21, 2016 7:52 am

Jaipur, Jan 21 (ANI): The Jaipur Literature Festival kick started on Thursday morning with the performance of local award-winning Rajasthani musicians Nathoo Solanki and Chugge Khan. The annual event is being held at the Diggi Palace. The event is slated to run from 21-25 January. The festival is completely free and open to all, attracting visitors from all four corners of the globe. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will inaugurate the event in a ceremony, which will include a keynote address from award-winning author Margaret Atwood.