Margaret Atwood

Whatever became of CanLit? New anthology addresses the question

Luminous Ink: Writers on Writing in Canada<p>Edited by Tessa McWatt, Rabindranath Maharaj and Dione Brand | Cormorant Books<p>$29.95, 233 pages<p>Some people …

Canadian Literature

Buy cinema tickets for The Handmaid’s Tale | BFI Southbank

Pinter On Screen<p>The Handmaid’s Tale<p>Margaret Atwood’s dystopian story gets the big-screen treatment.<p>USA-Germany 1990<br>Dir Volker Schlöndorff<br>With Natasha …

Film (UK)

South Philly Diner Sets Up Beer Garden to Raise Money for Anti-Pence ‘Handmaids Brigade’ Protest

Sam’s Morning Glory, the much-loved 20-year-old diner in Bella Vista known for its fantastic brunch, is hosting a one-night-only pop-up beer garden on Thursday, July 19, to raise money for a Refuse Fascism Philly protest against Vice President Mike Pence.<p>Pence returns to Philly July 23 for a …

Mike Pence

Margaret Atwood honoured with Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship

The plaudits for Margaret Atwood continue to come her way. Awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka Prize and the PEN Center USA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017, the visionary storyteller and dedicated social activist will be the 2018 laureate of the Adrienne Clarkson …


‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ Finalists Include JK Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood

No Nobel? No problem.<p>Because of a sex abuse scandal at the Swedish Academy, no Nobel Prize in Literature will be awarded in 2018.<p>So over 100 Swedes …


‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Author Margaret Atwood Tells Online Writing Class Those “Bad Things” Really Happened

Now that you’ve seen the Season Two finale of Hulu’s <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> – or even if you haven’t yet – author Margaret Atwood has something she’d …

Women's News

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Author Margaret Atwood Insists Everything In The Book ‘Happened In Real Life’

Margaret Atwood has discussed the writing of her hit book “The Handmaid’s Tale” and insisted everything you read or see on the TV series happened in …

Creative Writing

Exclusive Clip: Margaret Atwood Says a “Sinister” Old Dutch Cleanser Ad Inspired Handmaid’s Tale Costumes

It turns out that we have a “sinister-looking” cleaning lady to thank for the most iconic costume in <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i>. In an exclusive clip from …

Creative Writing

'Handmaid's Tale' cast hits reality with real stories of sexual violence

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The cast of “The Handmaid’s Tale” joined forces with a women’s rights group on Wednesday to tell real-life stories that eerily resemble the top-rating television series to promote equality for women and girls.<p>In a two-minute film launched by Equality Now, the …

Female Genital Mutilation

Dozens of artists call for Ukrainian dissident's release

NEW YORK (AP) — Margaret Atwood, Stephen Sondheim and Patrick Stewart are among dozens of artists and journalists calling for the release of Ukrainian filmmaker and dissident Oleg Sentsov.<p>Sentsov, a critic of Russia's annexation of Crimea, is serving a 20-year term on terrorism charges. Sentsov, …


A. M. Homes Reads Margaret Atwood

The author A. M. Homes joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Stone Mattress,” by Margaret Atwood, from a 2011 issue of the magazine.


Margaret Atwood: ‘The Handmaids Are Supposed To Be Aliens’

TORONTO—Clarifying the storyline for fans of her book and its television adaptation, author Margaret Atwood announced Wednesday that the handmaids in …


2018 Literary Gala: Margaret Atwood

• Home<br>• 2018 Literary Gala: Margaret Atwood<p><i>Margaret Atwood delivered the following remarks at the 2018 PEN America Literary Gala.</i><p>Thank you all for …


‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is badly written anti-male propaganda

I’m so tired of hearing “The Handmaid’s Tale” described as “one of the world’s greatest pieces of literature,” as the television adaptation’s showrunner was quoted as calling it in the April 29 Arts & Style article “Book’s ending brings show’s new start.” It is not. It is anti-American, anti-male …


Margaret Atwood and Glenn Ligon to be honored by the Hammer Museum

Blessed be the Hammer: The L.A. art museum has announced that "The Handmaid's Tale" author Margaret Atwood and artist Glenn Ligon will be this year's honorees at its fall Gala in the Garden fundraiser.<p>The annual event — a who's who of arts and celebrity circles — is meant to honor "artists and …


7 Books to Read If You Loved The Handmaid’s Tale

Between the award-winning Hulu show (now streaming its second season) and the current political climate, <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> is feeling awfully …


Behind the scenes of 'The Handmaid's Tale' season 2 with cast, author

"Nightline" was given rare behind-the-scenes access, where our cameras had somewhat free range to examine the details of the handmaid's world.

The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood to receive Hay Festival Medal for 'lifetime of ingenious and visionary fiction'

Margaret Atwood has been awarded the 2018 Hay Festival Medal for prose for "a lifetime of ingenious and visionary fiction." She'll receive the medal …


Sheinelle Jones attends Variety’s Power of Women luncheon

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Play Video - 6:32<p>April 16th, 2018<p>Variety’s Power of Women luncheon in New York City celebrated some of the most influential women in Hollywood, literature and more. And there rubbing shoulders with Alicia Keys, Tina Fey and other influential women …

New York City

Behind the scenes of The Handmaid's Tale season 2: 'We even shocked Margaret Atwood'

When the television adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale hit our screens in April last year, based on Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel and starring Elisabeth Moss as the sexually subjugated, rebellious heroine Offred, it had all the ingredients of a niche critical success: a beautifully made, high …


James Comey’s Self-Justification Is Just ‘Not Good Enough’—Jonathan Freedland, plus Lawrence Wright on Trump and Texas and Margaret Atwood on ‘The Handmaid’s Tale'

James Comey’s monster best-seller, A Higher Loyalty, is “a plea for exculpation,” says Jonathan Friedland, but its self-justifications are “not good …

Liberal View

'The Handmaid's Tale' Returns For Season 2

The new episodes reach beyond the story in Margaret Atwood's source novel in surprising and complex ways, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says.


'The Handmaid's Tale' Returns to TV: Margaret Atwood

'The Handmaid’s Tale,' that feminist dystopian novel, is beginning its second season as a TV series on Hulu this week. Margaret Atwood talks about …

Liberal View

The Handmaid’s Tale: Season Two

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 Trailer (Official) • The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu<i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i>, a television series adapted from Margaret Atwood’s …

The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood: We’re Living in ‘Both the Best and Worst of Times for Women’

Margaret Atwood commented on the state of women’s rights and what the success of “The Handmaid’s Tale” says about the world at Variety‘s Power of …

The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood makes poor attempt to clarify controversial 'Star Wars' 9/11 comments

I've got a bad feeling about this.<p>Margaret Atwood attempted to defend her controversial comments that 9/11 terrorists were inspired by "Star Wars," …

Star Wars

Viola Davis and Margaret Atwood Attend Variety’s Power Of Women Event

Actress Viola Davis says she expects the “Me Too” movement to become more inclusive over time, while “The Handmaid’s Tale” author Margaret Atwood …

Viola Davis

Margaret Atwood Stands by Comment That ‘Star Wars’ Inspired 9/11 Terrorists

“The Handmaid’s Tale” author Margaret Atwood made waves earlier this week when she told <i>Variety</i> that she believes “Star Wars” might have inspired the …


'Handmaid's Tale' writer Margaret Atwood: 'Star Wars' inspired 9/11 terrorists

Margaret Atwood, best known for writing the book-turned-TV show “The Handmaid’s Tale,” believes the terrorists who attacked the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001 were inspired by “Star Wars” movies.<p>Atwood, 78, told Variety, which paid tribute the author as one of the magazine’s Power of Women honorees, that …

Star Wars

Margaret Atwood Says ‘Star Wars’ Inspired the 9/11 Attacks

The author says the only difference in real life is that the terrorists didn't get away with it.<p>Margaret Atwood recently claimed that the <i>Star Wars</i> …

Me Too movement