Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 7pm, Music Building, $20
A R G A R E T T W O O D
with Leonard Lopate
is a recipient of the Booker Prize, two Governor General’s Awards, the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. She is the author of the collections of stories Wilderness Tips and Moral Disorder, and the novels Surfacing, The Handmaid’s Tale, Cat’s Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and, most recently, MaddAddam, which is forthcoming in September of 2013. The Seattle Times has said: “[Atwood’s] shuddering post-apocalyptic vision of the world…summons up echoes of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess and Aldous Huxley…. [Her work is] in the forefront of visionary fiction.” John Updike, writing in The New Yorker, has said: “Atwood is a poet…as well as a contriver of fiction, and scarcely a sentence of her quick, dry yet avid prose fails to do useful work, adding to a picture that becomes enormous…opulent…brilliant.” The Times-Picayune has said: “Atwood achieves an almost impossible combination—a hall of mirrors, with cutting insights at every turn, cloaked in a dreamy, all-enveloping atmosphere that seduces the reader with every sentence.” The Richmond Times-Dispatch has said: “[Atwood] has grown into one of the most consistently imaginative and masterful fiction writers writing in English today.” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has said: “Margaret Atwood is one of the greatest writers alive.”
In addition to reading from her work, Margaret Atwood will be interviewed by Leonard Lopate.
photo of Margaret Atwood: George Whiteside