Margaret Atwood Answers “Burning Questions”

The twenty-first century has been a crazy ride so far. 9/11, the financial crash, the election of Donald Trump, and now a global pandemic--a lot has happened that we wouldn't have deemed possible two decades ago. And then there's of course also the background noise of climate change, terrorism and unchecked technology--threats that only seem … Continue reading Margaret Atwood Answers “Burning Questions”

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Completing the Puzzle: Atwood’s The Testaments

Writing a sequel to a book that's been loved by so many readers for more than three decades is definitely a risk to take, but Margaret Atwood took the chance nevertheless. With The Testaments she published the highly-anticipated sequel to The Handmaid's Tale just last year. As someone who's loved the first book, my expectations … Continue reading Completing the Puzzle: Atwood’s The Testaments

Between Fact and Fiction: Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale

One of the best things about books is that they can transport us to another world. We get to travel back in time, solve mysteries, or go on an adventure. We immerse into a story and when we close the book, we either wish we could live in the world we've just experienced or, otherwise, … Continue reading Between Fact and Fiction: Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale

What we can learn from Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood

I guess all of you follow what’s been going on in the world right now. We’re facing a crisis caused by a virus that has rushed over the world in an unprecedented speed. Most of public life has come to a halt, schools and unis are closed, hospitals are overloaded, the economy is crashing. As … Continue reading What we can learn from Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood