NEWS

Margaret Atwood to release new book in September 2015 The Heart Goes Last takes place in a not-too distant future where a young couple signs up for a ‘social experiment’ that offers them stable jobs and a home of their own.

The Twitter Fiction Festival returns

Margaret Atwood visits West Point for a frank conversation on gender, politics and oppression. The celebrated author speaks to a class of military academy cadets about her dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale.

Poets & Writers Annual Dinner in Celebration of Writers. In March, the amazing group Poets & Writers, which helps writers in many ways, had its annual dinner. I was very pleased to be among the honourees.

2015 Foreign Honorary and Special Awards – In May, the American Academy of Arts and Letters elected several new foreign writers, Margaret Atwood included.

In May, the launch of the Future Library project in Oslo, Norway:

Margaret Atwood’s ‘Dear 2114′ Future Library Writing Contest.

Future Library – Margaret Atwood and Katie Paterson – May 26, 2015.

MaddAddamites NooBroo – In June, the launch of Beau’s All Natural MaddAddamites NooBroo, in honour of the MaddAddam Trilogy, a fundraiser for www.pibo.org.

Margaret Atwood story to be published in 2114 as part of the Future Library Project.

Margaret Atwood honoured with Honorary Degree by Edinburgh University.

Margaret Atwood’s Timeless Advice For Writersher most colourful piece of advice for aspiring writers yet.

Margaret Atwood has much to say about killer robots, sharing her advice on short-circuiting the cybernetic threat with the kind of people who might actually build subservient robots, The Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2014).

Why Margaret Atwood wants to change the lyrics of O Canada.

Margaret Atwood’s opera debut Pauline opens in Vancouver. Pauline explores the life and final days of Canadian writer-performer Pauline Johnson