This week's Frankfurt book fair, the world's oldest and largest, brings with it the first wave of pandemic novels. But are readers ready to relive coronavirus and lockdown life through fictional characters? Some of the best-known authors have pandemic tales on the way, with Jodi Picoult finding inspiration in a tourist stranded abroad, while Margaret Atwood is teaming up with the likes of Dave Eggers and John Grisham on a "collaborative novel" about Manhattan residents thrown together by lockdown.
Canadian poet Margaret Atwood. (Leonardo Cendamo/Getty Images) Acclaimed author Margaret Atwood ignited outrage by sharing an article titled: “Why can’t we say ‘woman’ anymore?” The opinion piece, penned by Toronto Star columnist Rosie DiManno, explores the the ongoing conversation around gender-neutral terminology.
Handmaid's Tale author Margaret Atwood is branded transphobic for sharing newspaper op-ed blasting gender neutral language that's used to replace the word 'woman'
The 81-year-old author on Tuesday retweeted an article in The Toronto Star The article was headlined: 'Why can't we say 'woman' anymore?' Atwood's best-known book, The Handmaid's Tale, deals with a dystopian world in which men control women's bodies and critics noted what they saw as irony
Feminist writer criticised for not being intersectional Margaret Atwood on politics and the pandemic Margaret Atwood has angered many of her Twitter followers by reposting an article titled Why can’t we say “woman” anymore?’ The opinion piece, written by Toronto Star columnist Rosie DiManno, joined the debate around the use of gender-neutral terminology, and argued that the word ‘woman’ was becoming unacceptable.
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 Think “classic literature” and plenty of white authors probably spring to mind: Shakespeare, Dickens, Austen, Hardy, Woolf, Fitzgerald.
Arts centre Cove Park is to work with academics in response to the climate change emergency. The residential centre on the Rosneath Peninsula celebrated its 21st anniversary this year, and from the start has featured upcycled accommodation, with visiting artists staying in converted shipping containers as well as ‘pods’ which were built for the TV series Castaway.
Manifesto by Bernardine Evaristo review: from flunking her English A-level to winning the Booker Prize
This British novelist's memoir tackles racism, perseverance – and her time as the 'ultimate lesbian' Any budding young novelist convinced they will never win the Booker Prize because they have just flunked A-level English can take heart: Bernardine Evaristo, who co-won the prize with Margaret Atwood in 2019 at the age of 60, got an E. She didn’t do too brilliantly at her other exams either, leaving school at the age of 18 with 11 O-levels, two of them converted from failed A-levels.
As the spy thriller Hapgood is revived at Hampstead theatre, Tom Stoppard talks about his drama of doubles and deception – and how John le Carré redefined espionage fiction In advance of National Doodle Day on Friday February 6, authors including John le Carré and Margaret Atwood have contributed doodles to an online auction to raise money for Epilepsy Action
Award honours laureates in the fields of poetry, fiction and songwriting The 2021 Nobel Prize for literature is being announced today (Thursday 7 October). The award has in the past honoured poets, novelists and even a songwriter, Bob Dylan. The Swedish Academy will announce the recipient in Stockholm at about 1pm (12pm BST).
Bernardine Evaristo came to popular attention when her novel Girl, Woman, Other won the Booker Prize in 2019. She was of course joint winner alongside Margaret Atwood (for The Testaments) but Atwood had won the prize before (for The Blind Assassin, 2000) whereas Evaristo – somewhat staggeringly – was the first black woman and also the first black British person to win the prize in its 50 year history.
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 Nobel laureates JM Coetzee and Orhan Pamuk are among the signatories to a letter demanding the release from prison of the Iranian writers Baktash Abtin, Keyvan Bajan, and Reza Khandan Mahabadi.
‘May the force be with you’: Five finalists for the first Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize announced
“May the force be with you.” So Margaret Atwood wished the first finalists for the newly dubbed Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize as the jury heads into final deliberations for the prestigious $60,000 prize. The prize was renamed this year to honour Atwood and her late husband, Graeme Gibson, who were co-founders of the Writers’ Trust.
The Australian writer has won the prestigious science fiction prize for her debut novel The Animals in That Country Twenty years before Margaret Atwood won the inaugural Arthur C Clarke award for her seminal novel The Handmaid’s Tale, she published a poem entitled The animals in that country.
I was advised to read Canadian writer Emily St. John Mandel, so I bought her 2020 novel “The Glass Hotel” — and then ordered everything she has ever written, because she is just that good. I think she is another Margaret Atwood for the very simple reason that her novels contain many characters, many places and sometimes many worlds, whether imaginary, parallel or economic.
The supernatural and the occult have helped shape high fashion in many ways 'All writers learn from the dead,' declares Margaret Atwood in her brilliant book Negotiating with the Dead, an observation that seems to me as true for great couturiers as it is for many other artists.
Image Description: A natural landscape with dry plants and distant mountains Arnold Schwarzenegger once compared the fantasy of movies to the world which we might see materialise around us if CO2 levels keep climbing, and the greenhouse effect takes off: “I’ve starred in a lot of science fiction movies and, let me tell you something, climate change is not science fiction.
Booker Prize-winning writer Bernardine Evaristo brimmed with positivity as she spoke about her career with Alan Yentob on his Imagine series Two years ago, the Booker Prize made the stupid decision to split the award between Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other and Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments.
The high-profile women taking over a free newsletter penned by Maya Oppenheim - the only women’s correspondent at a UK news outlet “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them,” Margaret Atwood once famously said.
The Zimbabwean writer joins authors including Margaret Atwood and Ocean Vuong who have agreed to lock away new writing in the Future Library Tsitsi Dangarembga made the Booker shortlist for her most recent novel, This Mournable Body, the story of a girl trying to make a life in post-colonial Zimbabwe which was praised as “magnificent” and “sublime”.
Get ready for all the lights, camera and action in the newly relaunched Star Cineplex – the biggest entertainment magazine in Canada. This inaugural star-studded issue features Simu Liu, Ryan Reynolds, Dune and columns from a host of Canadian luminaries including Atom Egoyan, Margaret Atwood and TIFF’s Cameron Bailey.