Margaret Atwood 2013

The Event

Photo Lizet Deutekom

Photo Lizet Deutekom

Margaret Atwood


04 September 2013

Margaret Atwood is one of the world’s best-loved writers. Her output extends to more than fifty volumes. While she is probably best known for her novels, she has also written poetry, nonfiction, and children’s literature. Dystopia is one of her fictional preoccupations, and in her latest novel, MaddAddam, Atwood is at her very best: as Booklistsays, “from her resilient characters to the feverishly suspenseful plot involving battles, spying, cyberhacking, murder, and sexual tension … The coruscating finale in an ingenious, cautionary trilogy of hubris, fortitude, wisdom, love, and life’s grand obstinacy.” Join us for an evening with a modern master.

Moderator: Julie Phillips, writer and book critic Trouw

In cooperation with Prometheus publishers

Online book sale by Athenaeum


The Speaker

Margaret Eleanor Atwood,  (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist. She is among the most-honoured authors of fiction in recent history. She is a winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, winning once, and has been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award several times, winning twice. She is also a founder of the Writers’ Trust of Canada, a non-profit literary organization that seeks to encourage Canada’s writing community.

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In The Media

The New York Times Sunday Book Review on “MaddAddam”

Podcast CBC Radio on MaddAddam

Flipboard, “MaddAddam’s World”

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