Margaret Atwood

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My favourite overlooked Black writer – by Bernardine Evaristo, Margaret Atwood and more
From the memoirs of a slave to the story of Britain’s first Black headteacher, leading writers including Malorie Blackman and David Olusoga choose the Black authors who fired their imaginations

Interviews by Lucy Knight

19, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Inside the Booker Prize: arguments, agonies and carefully encouraged scandals
The long read: Its knack for creating tension and controversy has helped it remain an energising force in publishing for more than 50 years – but how do writers, publishers and judges cope with the annual agony of the Booker?

Charlotte Higgins

05, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Margaret Atwood and JM Coetzee demand release of jailed Iranian writers
A letter by PEN America, signed by dozens of high-profile writers and artistic figures, calls for Baktash Abtin, Keyvan Bajan, and Reza Khandan Mahabadi to be acquitted

Alison Flood

29, Sep, 2021 @4:17 PM

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Beyond normal: new novel brings Sally Rooney mania to bookshops across UK
Many shops plan to open early for the arrival of Sally Rooney’s latest novel, Beautiful World, Where Are You next month

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

28, Aug, 2021 @3:00 PM

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The Handmaid’s Tale: will the TV hit break its cycle of cruelty?
Season four of the drama based on Margaret Atwood’s novel has seen Elisabeth Moss’s June in near-constant peril. However, it seems her latent rage could be the thing that sets her free

Rebecca Nicholson

22, Aug, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Why do so few men read books by women? | MA Sieghart
No matter if it is Austen or Atwood, the Brontës or Booker winners, data shows men are reluctant to read women – and this has real world implications

MA Sieghart

09, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Stories to save the world: the new wave of climate fiction
Now more than ever, novelists are facing up to the unthinkable: the climate crisis. Claire Armitstead talks to Margaret Atwood, Amitav Ghosh and more about the new cli-fi

Claire Armitstead

26, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Handmaid’s Tale season four review – hope at last in the most harrowing show on TV
Elisabeth Moss has always made this impressive if horrifying TV. But as the new series turns June into queen of the rebels, it has a shot of new life

Rebecca Nicholson

20, Jun, 2021 @9:10 PM

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Margaret Atwood to edit collaborative modern Decameron for the Covid era
Fourteen Days: An Unauthorised Gathering imagines New York neighbours sharing stories amid the pandemic, with contributors from Dave Eggers to Celeste Ng

Alison Flood

19, Mar, 2021 @2:27 PM

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'It’s devastating': Margaret Atwood on a musical project honouring women killed by partners
In 2015, Nathalie Warmerdam was killed by an ex-partner. Now her brother Joshua Hopkins has teamed up with the author to write a song cycle highlighting such everyday atrocities

Alison Flood

05, Mar, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Fiction prize renamed in honour of Margaret Atwood and late partner Graeme Gibson
The Writers’ Trust of Canada has relaunched its annual fiction award as the Atwood Gibson prize, which Atwood says would have left him ‘very tickled’

Alison Flood

27, Jan, 2021 @3:50 PM

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Novels are terrible and you'll never convince me otherwise | Prove me wrong
We don’t need fiction – the real world is strange enough. Plus, fancy writing is incomprehensible, argues Ben Butler. Lucy Clark tries to prove him wrong

Ben Butler and Lucy Clark

27, Dec, 2020 @4:30 PM

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