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Margaret Atwood


Margaret Atwood to come up with a new poetry collection after a decade

January 29, 2020 11:23 am

The Canadian author had published her first collection of poems in 1961. It was titled Double Persephone. She had even designed the covers of the book.

It is the best of times and worst of times for women: Margaret Atwood

October 31, 2019 8:13 am

In the course of the speech, Atwood talks about her famous dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale, and laments how she was drawing from the past and was not predicting the future.

Birth of the Iron Fist

October 20, 2019 4:19 pm

Margaret Atwood’s latest reveals the insidious armature of Gilead — an oppressive political order we are uncomfortably familiar with

Booker Prize 2019: Margaret Atwood the second female author to win twice after Hilary Mantel

October 15, 2019 11:35 am

Margaret Atwood had won a Booker for Blind Assassin in 2000. Except for the Booker judges and few of her associates, no one could lay their hands on The Testament.

Bernardine Evaristo becomes first black woman to win a Booker; all you need to know about her

October 16, 2019 7:31 am

Bernardine Evaristo is the first black woman to win the literary award since its inception in 1969.  “We black British women know that if we don’t write ourselves into literature no one else will,” Evaristo was quoted as saying.

Jury breaks rules, Booker Prize awarded jointly to Atwood and Evaristo; Rushdie misses out

October 15, 2019 9:54 am

The Booker rules say the prize must not be divided, but the judges insisted they "couldn't separate" Atwood's 'The Testament' and 'Girl, Woman, Other' by Evaristo, who is the first black woman to win the prestigious award since its creation in 1969.

Emma Watson is a book fairy now, and has hidden 100 books around Paris

June 22, 2017 9:44 pm

Emma Watson is working with a group named The Book Fairies and has hidden 100 copies of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid Tale.

The Futures Game

January 30, 2016 12:02 am

Margaret Atwood on writing for the unborn, Winston Smith’s diary and early interests like Edgar Rice Burroughs, Flash Gordon and two superhero bunnies, with capes

Long-distance: When Margaret Atwood pushes her signature pen

January 26, 2016 5:12 am

Atwood conceived of the LongPen years ago as she was considering ways authors could reach out to fans worldwide without having to travel non-stop.

Words are powerful, can also be fatal: Margaret Atwood

January 22, 2016 12:02 am

In her keynote address at the Jaipur Literature Festival, Booker prize-winner Margaret Atwood spoke about how writing is an optimistic act


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.