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Margaret Atwood


In Burning Questions, Margaret Atwood is both provocateur and an optimist

July 02, 2022 10:14 am

The essays are an engrossing read because of Atwood’s felicitous expressions, analytical depth and choice of topics

'Unburnable' copy of Handmaid's Tale auctioned for $130,000

June 09, 2022 12:56 pm

“The Handmaid's Tale," a million seller first released in 1985, is a Dystopian novel about a cruel patriarchy known as the Republic of Gilead. It has been subject to various bannings since publication

Release of an 'unburnable' edition of 'The Handmaid's Tale' is a message to those who are afraid of ideas

May 26, 2022 9:49 am

There is a particular irony in the burning of books, the censorship of thought and the fear of slogans. Ideas, as the anarchist V remarked (in V for Vendetta), are bulletproof. Yet, they are not invincible.

Explained: The message behind Margaret Atwood's 'unburnable' The Handmaid’s Tale

May 31, 2022 11:21 am

In a world where books are becoming an increasing casualty to right-wing intolerance, Margaret Atwood's 'book burning' video is both publicity and protest.

Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie and other writers sign letter condemning Russia's 'senseless war' in Ukraine

March 03, 2022 9:18 am

"All individuals have a right to peace, free expression, and free assembly," the letter states

Canada spotlights diversity at the Frankfurt Book Fair

October 21, 2021 4:56 pm

As the guest of honor at the world's largest book fair, Canada is showcasing its multicultural literature.

Nobel panel to announce 2021 prize for literature

October 07, 2021 3:38 pm

Winners are famously hard to predict. This year's favourites, according to British bookmakers, include Kenya's Ngugi wa Thiong'o, French writer Annie Ernaux, Japanese author Haruki Murakami, Canada's Margaret Atwood and Antiguan-American writer Jamaica Kincaid

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


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.