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Margaret Atwood Reveals Her Genre Kryptonite: Horror/Terror Tales

Margaret Atwood Reveals Her Genre Kryptonite: Horror/Terror Tales | The Handmaids Tale | Scoop.it

This post is part of our Margaret Atwood Riot Reading Day, a celebration of one of our favorite authors on the occasion of the publication of her new novel (RT @BookRiot: What kind of books does Margaret Atwood find irresistible?


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Is The Sharing Economy Safe for Women? - Shareable

Is The Sharing Economy Safe for Women? - Shareable | The Handmaids Tale | Scoop.it

As the sharing economy grows, we must increase our awareness of how different populations interact with this burgeoning economy. Women, taken as a whole, are likely to use and experience sharing services differently than men, given the unique economic and safety issues they face. For many women, the risks are much different than they are for men. As the novelist Margaret Atwood once wrote, men will say their worst nightmare is that “women will laugh at them,” while women are “afraid of being killed.”


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Author Margaret Atwood on Serial Fiction and the Future of the Book

Author Margaret Atwood on Serial Fiction and the Future of the Book | The Handmaids Tale | Scoop.it
I do not think the paper book is going away any time soon.

 

Why not?

 

It offers too many advantages. The book is very portable and when the lights go out you can still read it. And also the neurology, they’re working on the neurology of on-screen reading versus on-page reading. Apparently there is a difference. I think for reading shorter things e-forms are fine and can provide pretty pictures, various enhancements, hyperlinks, other things that people may find useful. If I’m reading a novel, I actually don’t want things popping up and saying “this is what Jane Austen’s petticoat would have looked like.” Every prediction—radio would kill books, it didn’t; television would kill movies, it didn’t; e-reading will kill books, it hasn’t—these predictions have all been wrong. You’re never going to kill storytelling, because it’s built into the human plan. We come with it.

 

[Image credit: MARCO SECCHI/GETTY IMAGES]


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Margaret Atwood: interview

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The prodigious Canadian writer Margaret Atwood is about to publish her latest novel. Just don’t call her an 'icon’ or put her on a pedestal.

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Margaret Atwood: This is the end?

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It’s not the world we have to worry about, Margaret Atwood says: it’s ourselves

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Margaret Atwood: 'I have a big following among the biogeeks. "Finally! Someone understands us!"'

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The books interview: The novelist talks to Emma Brockes about zombies, bees – and why she had to finish her latest novel, MaddAddam, on a train

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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, August 24, 2013 5:25 AM

"Atwood has an uncanny ability to second-guess developments in biotechnology, although frankly, she thinks, if they had any sense, scientists would look to her books and do more."

I Have MaddAddam on pre-order from Amazon.