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Margaret Atwood Author Event

Margaret Atwood (Associated Press) Event Type: Author Event
Age Group(s): All Ages
Date: 4/13/2014
Start Time: 12:30 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Description:
 Join author Margaret Atwood for a reading, discussion and book signing.

Scott Conference Center
6450 Pine St., Omaha, NE 68106

12:30 pm Doors open
1:00 pm Atwood reading and talk
2:00 pm Author will sign books purchased at the event

Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa, and grew up in northern Ontario and Quebec, and in Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master’s degree from Radcliffe College.

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction, but is best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman (1969), The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), The Robber Bride (1994), Alias Grace (1996), and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000. Her newest novel, MaddAddam (2013), is the final volume in a three-book series that began with the Man-Booker prize-nominated Oryx and Crake (2003) and continued with The Year of the Flood (2009). The Tent (mini-fictions) and Moral Disorder (short fiction) both appeared in 2006. Her most recent volume of poetry, The Door, was published in 2007. In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination, a collection of non-fiction essays appeared in 2011. Her non-fiction book, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth was adapted for the screen in 2012. Ms. Atwood’s work has been published in more than forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian.
Library: Omaha Public Library
Contact: Amy Mather
Contact Number: 402.444.3399
Link: Margaret Atwood official website