MARGARET

For March 2014 we will be reading the essay The Female Body by Margaret Atwood.

Margaret Eleanor Atwood, (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist. 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.

While she is best known for her work as a novelist, she has also published fifteen books of poetry. Many of her poems have been inspired by myths and fairy tales, which have been interests of hers from an early age.  She has also published four collections of stories and three collections of unclassifiable short prose works.

Interesting articles and links we found include …

Margaret writing on the wonderful Doris Lessing

Margaret’s twitter

Margaret on the challenge of speculative fiction

Margaret interviewed for Newsnight, December 2000

Margaret on Dystopian Futures

As always, get your copy from your local charity shopindependent bookshop or library – not Amazon! Looking forward to hearing what you all think! We are meeting at 7pm Wednesday, 12th March at X Marks the Bokship, Cambridge Heath Road, E2. 

 

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