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  • Review: Margaret Atwood

    October 17, 2016

    “Revisiting the play as a modern novel was one of those things that sounded like a good idea at first, before you found out it was going to be harder than you thought.” Our blogger Emily Morris was delighted by Margaret Atwood’s novel, personality and rap. Margaret Atwood is many things: amazing author, brilliant poet and a total […]

  • Young Digital Reporter Review: Margaret Atwood

    October 14, 2016

    Our young digital reporter Laura Cooper reports from RCNM Theatre, where acclaimed Canadian author, artistic visionary and teller of magical tales Margaret Atwood discussed her latest novel Hag-Seed, a retelling of The Tempest. Margaret Atwood is a writer defined by the eclecticism of her subject matter. Over her long career her writing has ranged from the stark dystopia of The Handmaid’s […]

  • Review: Margaret Atwood at The Royal Exchange

    September 30, 2015

    Chapter & Verse’s Canadian Literature correspondent Robert Cutforth enjoys a characteristically dry and intellectually stimulating afternoon in the company of the far-seeing author, our Patron Saint of The Future. When the Manchester Literature Festival first announced that Margaret Atwood was coming to town, I knew it would be popular with other reviewers, so I bagsied […]