Latest Margaret Atwood News

Kavanaugh avoids controversy in first major appearance

Nov. 14, 2019 11:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Brett Kavanaugh called himself grateful and optimistic Thursday, avoiding controversy in his first major public appearance since his stormy Supreme Court confirmation a year ago. The 54-year-old Kavanaugh chose a friendly audience for his remarks, a dinner of more than 2,000...

'Fifty Shades' publisher Anne Messitte is leaving company

Nov. 6, 2019 4:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher who helped make E L James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" a phenomenon is being forced out amid a company restructuring. Anne Messitte, longtime head of the Vintage and Anchor paperback imprints, will depart next month, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group announced Wednesday. Spokesman...

Queen Elizabeth honors Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood

Oct. 25, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Shortly after winning her second Booker Prize, Margaret Atwood has received a rare honor from Queen Elizabeth II for her services to literature. The Canadian novelist and poet was presented with an Order of the Companions of Honor in a ceremony at Windsor Castle Friday. She said the...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Oct. 15, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending October 11: Fiction: 1. Carnival Row: Tangle in the Dark by Stephanie K. Smith, narrated by Karla Crome (Audible Original) 2. Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, narrated by Phoebe Fox, Rose Leslie, David Tennant, David Horovitch, James Wilby, Susan Wooldridge, Hannah...

Evaristo says Booker win a landmark for black British women

Oct. 15, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Winning the Booker Prize is one big step for Bernardine Evaristo — and, she hopes, a giant leap for British women writers of color. This week the London-based writer shared the prestigious prize for English-language fiction with Margaret Atwood after the five-person panel of judges...

It's a tie: Atwood and Evaristo share fiction's Booker Prize

Oct. 14, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Canadian writer Margaret Atwood and British author Bernardine Evaristo split the Booker Prize on Monday, after the judging panel ripped up the rulebook and refused to name one winner for the prestigious fiction trophy. Chairman Peter Florence said the five judges simply couldn't choose...

The Latest: Atwood, Evaristo joint winners of Booker Prize

Oct. 14, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The latest on the awarding of this year's Booker Prize for fiction (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Canadian writer Margaret Atwood and British author Bernardine Evaristo have split the Booker Prize, after the judging panel ripped up the rulebook and refused to name a single winner for the...

Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo split Booker Prize as judges break prestigious literary award's single-winner rule

Oct. 14, 2019 4:54 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo split Booker Prize as judges break prestigious literary award's single-winner rule.

2 Nobel literature prize winners expose Europe's fault lines

Oct. 10, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Prizes for literature were awarded Thursday to two writers enmeshed in Europe's social and political fault lines: a liberal Pole who has irked her country's conservative government and an Austrian accused by many liberals of being an apologist for Serbian war crimes. The rare double...

10 Things to Know for Today

Oct. 10, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TURKISH FORCES PRESS ADVANCE AGAINST KURDS Turkey says its military launched airstrikes and unleashed artillery shelling against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. Kurds and Syrian activists say that...