Margaret Atwood

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Jury Throws Out Rules, Voting Booker Tie

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share the fiction prize

(Newser) - It seems fitting that the jury deliberations for the Booker Prize would get all dramatic. Told repeatedly that they could pick only one winner of the fiction prize, the five jurors refused to choose between Margaret Atwood's The Testaments and Bernardine Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other. So, while environmental... More »

Bookstores Want Amazon Punished Over Atwood Goof

800 people reportedly received Margaret Atwood's 'The Testaments,' due out Tuesday

(Newser) - Some readers already have their hands on Margaret Atwood's sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, due out next week, thanks to a slip by Amazon. The company apologized Thursday for a "technical error" after a "small number of customers" received The Testaments days ahead of its Tuesday... More »

Atwood on Handmaid Show: Some Characters 'Would Have Been Shot'

Author says she understands why some might be baffled by certain plot developments

(Newser) - Have you found yourself yelling at your television set while watching The Handmaid's Tale? Well, so has the author of the book that inspired the Hulu series. "I've done some yelling, but it was fairly effective yelling," Margaret Atwood tells the New York Times in response... More »

Handmaid's Tale Sequel Coming, 'Unconnected' to Show

Margaret Atwood's new book will be released next year

(Newser) - More than three decades later, fans who were left hanging at the end of The Handmaid's Tale are getting a sequel from author Margaret Atwood. The Testaments, set 15 years after the events of Handmaid, will be released next September, Atwood and her publisher announced Wednesday. The Testaments will... More »

Handmaid's Tale Costume Great for Protests, Not for Halloween

At least not the sexy version of it that just got Yandy into hot water

(Newser) - Halloween costumes based on popular TV shows usually do well their first year out, but one new getup was nixed before the first pumpkin was carved. The Daily Dot reports Yandy.com, a retail site known for its sexy costumes, yanked one based on the Hulu series The Handmaid's ... More »

Handmaid's Tale Touches a Nerve

Some see a vision of our future in Hulu series, and others think that's malarkey

(Newser) - Hulu's new series The Handmaid's Tale, which premiered Wednesday, tells the story of a future United States, called Gilead, in which women are forced to give up their rights to work, own property, and control their bodies following the slow adoption of a totalitarian government. It's based... More »

Authors Are Writing 100 New Books—to Publish in 2114

Future Library will only unlock for future readers

(Newser) - Authors Margaret Atwood and David Mitchell have wrapped up new works of fiction, but unless there are major strides in longevity in the near future, you won't ever get to read them: They won't actually be released for another 98 years. Such is the plan of the Future... More »

562 Top Writers: Time for 'Bill of Digital Rights'

Authors from 81 countries cite surveillance concerns

(Newser) - Yesterday, these guys came together to call on the world to limit spying; today, the globe's leading writers are taking up the mantle. Some 562 authors, from Margaret Atwood to Don DeLillo to Ian McEwan, are following tech firms' anti-surveillance push with one of their own: They're calling... More »

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