Margaret Atwood

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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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Bookish fun on TV and radio to enjoy this Christmas
There is plenty for everyone to enjoy, including Zog and the Flying Doctors, a Bridget Jones documentary and an Upstart Crow Christmas special

Nicholas Wroe

19, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Prue Leith and Margaret Atwood to be among BBC Radio 4's Today programme guest editors
Others including Evan Spiegel will suggest stories and conduct interviews between Boxing Day and new year

Jim Waterson

30, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Lost species day: celebrities to champion threatened wildlife
Amitav Ghosh, Margaret Atwood and Emma Thompson are among 20 activists and cultural figures to speak at Writers Rebel event

Phoebe Weston

27, Nov, 2020 @8:30 AM

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Dearly by Margaret Atwood review – the experience of a lifetime
Dedicated to her partner, Atwood’s first poetry collection in more than 10 years is wry and entertaining

Kate Kellaway

23, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Elena Ferrante names her 40 favourite books by female authors
List by pseudonymous author of beloved Neapolitan novels includes Zadie Smith, Sally Rooney and several Italian classics

Sian Cain

21, Nov, 2020 @12:01 AM

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Stephen King, Margaret Atwood and Roxane Gay champion trans rights in open letter
With more than 1,200 signatories the US and Canada including Neil Gaiman and NK Jemisin, message follows row over comments by JK Rowling

Alison Flood

09, Oct, 2020 @11:27 AM

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Trump, tyranny and a warning from history | Letters
Letters: Fears for the future of democracy in Trump’s America are raised by Darren Short, Karen Jacob, Andrew Ginsburg and Nigel Mellor


29, Sep, 2020 @5:23 PM

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Margaret Atwood: ‘If you’re going to speak truth to power, make sure it’s the truth’
A polarising US election, a global pandemic, the rise of cancel culture: what does the queen of dystopian fiction make of 2020 so far?

Miranda Sawyer

12, Sep, 2020 @7:00 AM

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'Culture of misinformation': artists protest against London thinktanks
Mark Rylance and Zadie Smith join Writers Rebel event against lobbyists who seek to play down dangers of climate change

Sian Cain and Jessica Murray

02, Sep, 2020 @8:25 PM

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Literary figures join Extinction Rebellion campaign against thinktanks
Margaret Atwood among authors supporting Writers Rebel group set to protest in London

Jessica Murray

02, Sep, 2020 @7:00 AM

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