Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood

The bestselling, multi-award-winning Canadian author Margaret Atwood is best known for her ‘feminist dystopia’ blockbuster The Handmaid’s Tale (its sequel is The Testaments), but is the author of more than 40 other works of fiction, criticism and poetry, including The Blind Assassin (winner of the 2000 Booker Prize); Oryx and Crake (shortlisted for the 2003 Booker); and Alias Grace (winner of Canada’s Giller Prize and Italy’s Premio Mondello).

Books by Margaret Atwood

Interviews where books by Margaret Atwood were recommended

The best books on The Odyssey, recommended by Emily Wilson

The Odyssey has been constantly rewritten by centuries of writers, but like so much of Greek myth, it's always already open to revising its own narrative. Emily Wilson, Professor of Classics at the University of Pennsylvania and the first woman to translate the Odyssey into English, recommends the best books to read after (or alongside) the Ancient Greek epic, and offers sage wisdom about both translating ancient epics and why everyone can learn from the Odyssey today.

The 2020 Audie Awards: Audiobook of the Year, recommended by Mary Burkey & Robin Whitten

Every year, the Audie Awards celebrate the best audiobooks published over the previous year. Veteran audiobook reviewer Robin Whitten of AudioFile Magazine and Mary Burkey, who has served on multiple audiobook judging panels, explain what makes a good audiobook and talk us through the brilliant books that were finalists in the 2020 ‘Audiobook of the Year’ category.

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