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77 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Margaret Atwood. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Margaret Atwood, often where they are interviewed.

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77 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Margaret Atwood. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Margaret Atwood, often where they are interviewed.

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Margaret Atwood, interviewed by Karen Russell

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This episode features a conversation between Margaret Atwood and Portland’s own Karen Russell, which took place during the virtual 2020 Portland Book Festival. With a career spanning decades, genres, and forms, Margaret Atwood is easily one of the most important writers alive today. She has been published in 45 countries, and written seminal works of fiction that have become a part of the cultural fabric and touchstones for millions of readers. But while many are familiar with Atwood’s fiction, she has also been, from the beginning of her career, one of our most significant contemporary poets. We welcomed Atwood to the Portland Book Festival to talk about her first collection of poetry in over a decade, entitled Dearly.

What is so engrossing about this conversation is that it ranges Atwood’s entire career and cuts across her broad sets of interests, from her first book, a collection of poetry called The Circle Game, to the primitive book tours of the 1960s, to vampires, Shakespeare, and the way poetry has evolved through the decades. Atwood gets to all of these subjects and more with incredible insight, humor, and vision.

“If an artform doesn’t reinvent itself, it will die. If it doesn’t keep moving to new kinds of creators and new kinds of audiences, it will die. The arts move. They don’t just sit there being arts.”

Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in more than forty-five countries, is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. In addition to The Handmaid’s Tale, now an award-winning TV series, her novels include Cat’s Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; The MaddAddam Trilogy; The Heart Goes Last; and Hag-Seed. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award. In 2019 she was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature. In 2019, The Testaments won the Booker Prize and was long-listed for The Giller Prize. She lives in Toronto.

Karen Russell won the 2012 and the 2018 National Magazine Award for fiction, and her first novel, Swamplandia! (2011), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She has also written Orange World and, most recently, Sleep Donation. She has received a MacArthur Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship, the “5 under 35” prize from the National Book Foundation, the NYPL Young Lions Award, the Bard Fiction Prize, and is a former fellow of the Cullman Center and the American Academy in Berlin. She currently holds the Endowed Chair at Texas State University’s MFA program, and lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and son.

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Jan 11 2021 · 52mins
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#6 - "I Testamenti" di Margaret Atwood (sequel de "Il Racconto dell'Ancella")

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Quando la portiera del furgone ha sbattuto sul futuro di Offred alla fine di The Handmaid's Tale, i lettori non avevano modo di dire cosa le aspettava: libertà, prigione o morte.

Con The Testaments l'attesa è finita.

Il sequel di Margaret Atwood riprende la storia più di quindici anni dopo che Offred è entrato nell'ignoto, con i testamenti esplosivi di tre narratrici di Galaad.

In questo brillante sequel di The Handmaid's Tale, l'acclamata autrice Margaret Atwood risponde alle domande che hanno stuzzicato i lettori per decenni.

"Cari lettori, tutto ciò che mi avete chiesto su Gilead e sui suoi meccanismi interni è l'ispirazione per questo libro. Be ', quasi tutto! L'altra ispirazione è il mondo in cui viviamo". -Margaret Atwood

Jan 02 2021 · 47mins

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Other People’s Words Episode 5: “Variation on the Word ‘Sleep,'” by Margaret Atwood

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Words can take you down the same path multiple times to different destinations. Words are a time machine.

In this episode, we hear from two wonderful people: Alex Oana and Chris Collin. Alex and Chris were college classmates, and he recorded her reading Margaret Atwood’s poem “Variation on the Word ‘Sleep'” as a part of his major.

They each tell their own story about the recording of this poem many years ago, and how their own perspectives on it have changed. 

This episode was written, scored, and produced by me, Andy Wicks. The recording of Chris Collin was recorded and produced by Alex Oana and is used with his and Chris’ kind permission.

Jan 02 2021 · 16mins
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Margaret Atwood: Dearly

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While many know Margaret Atwood for her dystopian novels The Handmaid’s Tale (1985) and the MaddAddam trilogy, her distinguished career began via another medium: poetry. Audiences eagerly awaiting Atwood’s return to the form will not be disappointed with her first collection in over a decade. Dearly is an introspective and intimate reflection on love, loss, and the passage of time. Come hear the singular voice and mind of Margaret Atwood at play, reflecting on the role of writing in helping us to understand our past and prepare for the future. Atwood is joined in conversation by CHF Marilynn Thoma Artistic Director Alison Cuddy. This program was livestreamed on November 8, 2020.

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Nov 25 2020 · 1hr 6mins
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Margaret Atwood, 1997: Alias Grace

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Margaret Atwood discusses her novel, "Alias Grace," in this 1997 archive interview hosted by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff.

"Alias Grace" deals with an 1943 murder in Canada near Toronto, and its aftermath, a subject that intrigued Margaret Atwood for many years prior to the writing of the book. Originally a screenplay she expanded into a novel, it is one of the few works by Margaret Atwood based on historical events.

The interview was recorded in January 1997 in her hotel room in San Francisco. It was digitized, remastered and edited in September 2020, and is now heard in its entirety for the first time.

"Alias Grace" was produced as a miniseries in 2017 and is available on Netflix.
Oct 04 2020 · 1hr 33mins
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OurShelves with Margaret Atwood

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Does nostalgia change the way you feel about the past?

In this episode of OurShelves Lucy Scholes interviews Margaret Atwood, two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize and author of more than forty works, including fiction, poetry and critical essays. From the medieval inspiration for Game of Thrones to editing out mosquitos from your memories, this episode is a goldmine of facts, guilty pleasures and a little bit on the joy of Hercule Poirot.

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Sep 04 2020 · 49mins
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The Quarantine Tapes 055: Margaret Atwood

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On episode 055 of The Quarantine Tapes, Paul Holdengräber speaks with critically acclaimed author Margaret Atwood. They discuss the importance of supporting independent bookstores through this pandemic. Margaret and Paul also explore whether or not we’re living in dystopian times and the connection between fear and control.

Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in more than forty-five countries, is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. Her latest the novel, The Testaments, is a co-winner of the 2019 Booker Prize. It is the long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, now an award-winning TV series. Her other works of fiction include Cat’s Eye, finalist for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; The MaddAddam Trilogy; and Hag-Seed. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award. She currently lives in Toronto.

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Jun 10 2020 · 29mins
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Margaret Atwood: The Science of Storytelling

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One of the greatest writers of our times, Margaret Atwood, discusses the power of language, the science of storytelling, and the challenges of the present with Harvard University & Johns Hopkins alumna, Catapult editor Megha Majumdar. 

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May 02 2020 · 1hr 2mins
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Margaret Atwood

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Produced by Luke Gernert, Anna Hall, Jason Oberholtzer and Mike Rugnetta, with support from Shannon Fanuko, Anna Huff, Meghal Janardan, Weronika Jurkiewicz, Zoe Margolis, Carolyn Merriman and Megan Worman.

Edited by Garrett Crowe. Mix and music by Michael Simonelli.

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Apr 16 2020 · 31mins
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Episode 112 - Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood

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We try to make the best of a bad situation and continue to broadcast to whoever's left outside in the Wasteland.

With Special Guest Experts Eva Steenberg, Zaran Hex and Enya.
Mar 30 2020 · 1hr 21mins