Special Programming: Public Affairs on 09/14/10
Margaret Atwood discusses her latest novel, "The Year of the Flood," just out in trade paperback. She is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky.
Margaret Atwood is a Canadian author, poet, critic, essayist, feminist and social campaigner.
Best known for her work as a novelist, she is also an award winning poet, having published 15 books of poetry to date.
Her novel "The Handmaid's Tale" received the very first Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1987. The award is given for the best science fiction novel that was first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year. It was also nominated for the 1986 Nebula Award, and the 1987 Prometheus Award, both science fiction awards.
Portland author Ursula K. Le Guin will interview Margaret Atwood onstage Sept. 23 in the first event of the 2010-11 Portland Arts & Lectures series.