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April 27, 2014 / ljbradburn-Smith

Brains Behind Books – Margaret Atwood


I sometimes try to visualise what it it would feel like to be Margaret Atwood because, if her books are anything to go by, I can imagine that an hour in her brain would be pretty mind-blowing. I first discovered my love for Atwood when I studied some of her novels at University and decided that she was one of the most intriguing authors I had ever come across. Apart from anything else she well and truly sparked my fascination for all things dystopian with her haunting visions of the state of the world. Her writing is seductive, imaginative and sometimes painfully insightful. Easily my favourite Canadian and very much on my fantasy dinner party list.

p.s I have only included Atwood’s novels on the below lists, she has also written many books of short stories, poetry, articles and essays. Like I said, she’s brilliant!

Margaret’s books I have read:

The Edible Woman – Published 1969

Surfacing  – Published 1973

The Handmaid’s Tale – Published  1985

Alias Grace  – Published 1996

The Blind Assassin – Published 2000

Oryx and Crake – Published 2003

My Reviews:

Oryx and Crake

Novels to Read:

The Penelopiad  – Published 2005

The Year of the Flood  – Published 2009

MaddAddam  – Published 2013

Cat’s Eye  – Published 1989.

The Robber Bride  – Published 1993

Lady Oracle  – Published 1976

Life Before Man  – Published 1980

Bodily Harm  – Published 1981

My favourite of Margaret’s Books:

Hand’s down The Handmaid’s Tale. Or maybe Oryx and Crake. No, definitely The Handmaid’s Tale.

Author Interviews:

On the art of writing

One on One

On The Handmaid’s Tale and Religion Part 1

On The Handmaid’s Tale and Religion Part 2

On The Handmaid’s Tale and Religion Part 3


Haunted by the Handmaid’s Tale


Where I like to read


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