Hatchards Bloomsbury Book Club with Margaret Atwood
Friday, 30 August 2013 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)
London, United Kingdom
Margaret Atwood will be at the Bloomsbury Institute to talk about MaddAddam, the hugely-anticipated final novel in the dystopian trilogy that began with Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood.
In a little enclave called the cob house a motley crew of survivors live alongside the green-eyed Crakers – a gentle, inquisitive species bio-engineered to replace humans. Toby, a member of the now-defunct Gods Gardeners, knows about mushrooms, poultices and bees, and is still in love with Zeb. The Crakers’ reluctant prophet, Snowman (or Jimmy, or SnowmantheJimmy), has been seriously injured, Amanda is still in shock from the Painballer attack and Ivory Bill simply can’t take his eyes off the nubile Swift Fox.
Told with wit, dizzying imagination, dark humour and a breathtaking command of language, Booker-prize-winning Margaret Atwood’s unpredictable and chilling Maddaddam takes us into a carefully-crafted dystopian world and holds up a mirror to our future.
‘Margaret Atwood is one of the most brilliant and unpredictable novelists alive’ Literary Review
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than thirty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. In addition to the classic The Handmaid’s Tale, her novels include Cat’s Eye, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize, Oryx and Crake and most recently, The Year of the Flood. She is among the most-honoured authors of fiction in recent history. She has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, winning once, a winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, has been a finalist for the Governor General's Award seven times, winning twice, and in 2012 was awarded the title of Companion of Literature by The Royal Society of Literature. Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto, Canada.
When & Where
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Bloomsbury Institute events include live interviews and discussions at the Bloomsbury Salon, and the Bloomsbury Institute Lectures, which showcase contemporary thinking and new research across Academic disciplines.
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