Sell out crowd for Ballantynes Fashion Week opening night
Atwood was born in Ottawa, Ontario, in 1939, the middle child of Margaret Dorothy, a nutritionist, and Carl Edmund Atwood, an entomologist.
"Compulsively readable" ( Daily Telegraph )
"The mother of all feminist dystopian novels." (Sarra Manning Red )
"The novel satirises the strain of evangelical puritanism in American culture and the objectification and control of women’s bodies. It is more broadly a contemporary myth of despotic power, and how such power deforms those who are subjected to it." (Tim Adams Observer )
I’ll teach a section at the Retreat in 2017, and so will the amazing Chuck Wendig, the nature writer and novelist Wayne Grady, and many more! I’m happy to report they made their fundraising goal. More news later!
TBH, America is a pretty scary place—we don’t blame her for being protective of her belongings.
Slide Show : Drafts and newspaper clippings related to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” from the Margaret Atwood Papers, at the University of Toronto.