Latest Margaret Atwood News


Sep. 17, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Shadows in Death” by J.D. Robb (St. Martin's Press) 2. “The Harbinger II” by Jonathan Cahn (Frontline) 3. “One by One” by Ruth Ware (Scout) 4. “Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman (Atria) 5. “All the Devils Are Here” by...

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2019, file photo, Canadian author Margaret Atwood holds a copy of her book

Margaret Atwood honored with Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Sep. 14, 2020 8:51 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Author Margaret Atwood thinks an American defiant streak is the country's defense against the kind of nightmarish totalitarian future she depicts for the United States in “The Handmaid’s Tale." "I would bet on American orneriness and refusal to line up,” she told The...


Sep. 10, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “All the Devils Are Here” by Louise Penny (Minotaur) 2. “The Harbinger II” by Jonathan Cahn (Frontline) 3. “The Lying Life of Adults” by Elena Ferrante (Europa) 4. “Transcendent Kingdom” by Yaa Gyasi (Knopf) 5. “Star Wars: Thrawn...

‘A Netflix for books’: Book Fair goes virtual amid pandemic

Aug. 22, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — This year, the colorful tents won’t spring up overnight on the streets lining the college campus. Swarms of authors, readers and students won’t flock to downtown Miami for the busy street fair weekend, lining up for signings and loading up tote bags with books. The Miami Book...

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From Ferrante to Woodward: a full fall season in books

Aug. 19, 2020 11:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The best news about the fall season in books is that there will be a fall season in books. The coronavirus has shut down cineplexes, performance centers, museums and comedy clubs, but books can still be enjoyed at the scale and in the settings the creators intended. While most physical...

A women holds a rainbow flags as she stands in front of a police line during a protest against a demonstration of far-right activists in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. The far-right activists protest against LGBT rights. Tensions over LGBT rights have been growing in Poland after an increasingly visible gay rights movement has been met by an angry backlash from the church and the government. (Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Artists, academics defend LGBT rights in Poland

Aug. 18, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Dozens of authors, artists and scholars — including writer Margaret Atwood and film directors Pedro Almodóvar and Mike Leigh— have expressed outrage at the hostility being directed toward LGBT people in Poland by the country's president and other politicians. In...